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Saudi prince convoy attacked in Paris, 250 000 euros stolen

Saudi prince convoy attacked in Paris, 250 000 euros stolen

PanARMENIAN.Net - Heavily armed men have attacked a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros ($330,000), police said, according to BBC News.

The convoy was reportedly heading through northern Paris on its way to Le Bourget airport late on Sunday, Aug 27 evening when it was raided. The gunmen seized a vehicle carrying the money and documents, later releasing the driver and two others.

The convoy was said to have come from the Saudi embassy. No-one was hurt.

The gunmen, reportedly armed with Kalashnikov rifles, targeted a Mercedes mini-van on the northern ring road, or peripherique, at Porte de la Chapelle, on the edge of Paris.

The motorcade, belonging to a Saudi prince, was targeted by eight people in two separate vehicles who pointed their guns at the driver of the Mercedes, forcing him to stop, French media said.

The men then drove the vehicle away with the driver and the two other Saudis inside. No shots were fired but the Saudis were later freed and the vehicle eventually found burned out.

"In the vehicle there was roughly 250,000 euros in cash and official documents from the embassy," police union spokesman Rocco Contento told BFM TV news.

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