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Saudi prince's convoy attacked, robbed of $335,000 in Paris

Heavily armed men also stole what are described as "sensitive documents"

Saudi prince's convoy attacked, robbed of $335,000 in Paris

Armed robbers attacked a Saudi Arabian prince's convoy in Paris on Sunday night, police said on Monday, taking what the victims told police was around 250,000 euros ($335,000) in cash and some sensitive documents.

The convoy had been heading for Le Bourget airport north of the city. Witnesses told police a group of heavily armed men attacked the last car in the convoy near Porte de la Chapelle at around 2100 (1900 GMT) and drove off in it.

No shots were fired and nobody was hurt, a police source told Reuters, adding that the robbers were still at large and an investigation was under way.

Rocco Contento, a representative of police union SGP, told BFMTV the attackers appeared to be "people who knew the itinerary" of the cars.

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Mike Hunt 6 years ago

Very sad to hear of this incident involving HRH. Hope he has not been harmed

KHERIA 6 years ago

WHY HE IS HOLDING ALL THIS MONEY IN CASH I SURPRISE THIS SAUDI BIG MEN FOR YOU.
THE SAUDI KING AND HIS FAMILLY IF YOU TELL THEM TO HELP YOU THEY WILL NOT GIVE YOU ON DOLLAR.
THIS IS SAUDI BIG MEN FOR YOU

mohamed musharaff jaldin 6 years ago

better come to sri lanka, as it is more safe, than the west, where is all the security, please do open up the french people where security is concerned

Non-Muslim 6 years ago

One funny thing when you compare this report to those in European media:
- This report says they attacked and drove off with the last car in the convoy.
- European media tell us it was the first car, while the last car accomodated the prince who departed Le Bourget airport as planned.

Dixon Cox 6 years ago

Should not be carrying this much cash, but shows how safe streets of Paris are now