The Belgian actor and martial artist was visiting an optician in Paris on Tuesday evening when, almost certainly unbeknownst to the “Street Fighter” actor, two suspects heisted approximately $3.5 million in gems from a nearby jeweler, The Guardian reported.
Many potential witnesses to what a police officer described to newspaper Le Parisien as a “monumental haul” were distracted by the 60-year-old filmmaker and totally missed the crime.
While patrons at a cafe close to the scene of the crime were possibly in both ear- and eyeshot of the robbery, Van Damme’s presence proved the more interesting event of the moment. Would-be witnesses reported noting the actor going lens shopping, but neither hearing nor seeing any criminal activity.
Even without all the…