THE LEVANT – Kalashnikov-wielding robbers have attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with 250,000 euros ($335,000) in cash and reportedly stealing “sensitive” documents, French police said Monday.
The theft took place in northern Paris as the motorcade was making its way from the Saudi embassy to an airport in Le Bourget, said police, who confirmed there were no injuries.
The attack took place late on Sunday around Porte de la Chapelle, a police source said.
The car attacked was a supply vehicle that was stolen and later found burned, the source added.
No suspects have yet been apprehended.
According to the local daily Le Parisien, the men also stole documents said to be “sensitive”.
French Police told The Levant they believe the robbers most definitely planned their attack well ahead of time, pointing to a possible inside job. The Prince’s attackers appear to be well-informed of the royals’ itinerary.
Saudi Arabia has yet to react to the incident.