Armed Thieves Rob 160K From Bank Client In Paris Today

Story By: Ernest Bio BogoreSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency:  Newsflash

Two armed men have robbed a customer with over 160,000 GBP in cash in a Paris bank this morning before speeding off on a motorbike.

The reported robbery took place at the entrance of a Caisse d’Epargne bank on Avenue de Flandre in the19th arrondissement of Paris at around 10.40am today (22nd September).

Two individuals reportedly broke into the branch and attacked a client who had come to deposit a large sum of money in cash.

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The victim, who had nearly 175,000 EUR (160,560 GBP) on their person, was beaten and threatened with a handgun.

According to 20 Minutes, after grabbing the money, the perpetrators fled on a motorbike just before a BAC (anti-crime brigade) team of the 18th arrondissement arrived on the scene.

The Paris public prosecutor’s office said that an investigation for armed robbery has been opened.

The investigations have been entrusted to the second judicial police district.

On 28th August, a gang of at least five armed men attacked a security van in Lyon in France’s Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region.

The gang reportedly made off with 9 million EUR (8.3 million GBP), according to the public prosecutor’s office.

The criminals set fire to one of their cars and an armoured vehicle before leaving the scene.

The investigations continue.

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