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Paris: Saudi robbed of €15k cash while dining

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Paris: Saudi robbed of €15k cash while dining
Relations between France and Saudi Arabia could soon be strained if Paris thieves are not stopped. Photo: Dominic Faget/AFP
12:45 CEST+02:00
A man working for the Saudi Arabian embassy in Paris had a whopping €15,000 in cash stolen while dining out in the city on Tuesday afternoon. He’s just the latest Saudi national to be targeted by thieves in France.

The Saudi national, who works as the embassy’s culture attaché, was dining at a restaurant on place Victor Hugo in the upmarket 16th arrondissement when the theft happened, Le Parisien reported.

When the man got up to leave at around 4pm he found that his bag had been stolen, which reportedly containing a total of €15,000 in cash, as well as his personal belongings.

He then reported the theft to police, who have opened an investigation.

SEE ALSO: Armed gang attack 'Saudi prince's' convoy

He isn’t the first unfortunate Saudi to fall victim to thieves in Paris.

In August The Local reported how gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris. The robbers stole around €250,000 in cash and some "sensitive" documents, according to reports. 

And just a few days ago the niece of the King of Saudi Arabia had a total of €25,000 stolen after she left two bags in her car in Paris.

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