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Armed robbers attack Saudi prince's convoy in Paris, steal 250,000 euros

ByREUTERS
August 18, 2014 11:00

Thieves "who appeared to know the itinerary" of the visiting prince's convoy still at large, police investigating matter.

Paris, France

Paris, France.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

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 (1500 EST) and drove off in it.



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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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