A security guard responsible for transporting cash had a frightening experience on Monday when attackers made him wear a belt of explosives and threatened to blow it up unless he followed orders.


 

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Guard made to wear explosives in attack

 

A security guard responsible for transporting cash had a frightening experience on Monday when attackers made him wear a belt of explosives and threatened to blow it up unless he followed orders.


 

The attack on the guard, who worked for Brink’s, happened in Colombes, a suburb to the north-west of Paris. 

 His attackers grabbed him outside his home and forced him to put on the belt, telling him it was linked to a mobile phone.

They told him that he had to get €600,000 and bring it back to them or they would detonate the explosives.

The brave guard kept his cool and called the police. They sent in a team of experts to defuse the explosives, which turned out to be fake.

The same approach was used in an earlier attack in mid-July in the same part of Paris. On that occasion the attackers successfully demanded a sum of €250,000.

Two suspects aged 19 and 23 were arrested on Monday in connection with the attack.

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PARIS

Paris police rescue handbag robber from river Seine

Paris police on Tuesday fished a man out of the Seine river, which he jumped into after he rammed a car into a Valentino store and robbed dozens of luxury handbags.

Paris police rescue handbag robber from river Seine

The 24-year-old suspect smashed into the store around 2am on the high-end Rue Saint-Honoré, a police source said.

He grabbed as many as 30 luxury handbags and other items before attempting to flee in the car.

The man then failed to stop when a police patrol gave chase after spotting him near the central Paris Opéra.

He abandoned the car on Place de la Concorde at the end of the Champs-Elysées, the police source said, before plunging into the nearby river Seine.

But river police quickly fished him out and placed him under arrest.

A source familiar with the case said that the “entirety” of the stolen items had been found.

A second source told AFP that “around 30” handbags – which Valentino lists on its website at between €1,000 and €3,000 – were found in his car.

The suspect now faces an investigation for charges including aggravated robbery and refusal to comply with police, Paris prosecutors said.

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