Twenty tourists robbed at air­port ho­tel in Paris

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

PARIS: Masked men armed with tear gas robbed around 20 tourists who were wait­ing for shut­tle buses out­side a Paris air­port ho­tel at the week­end, sources close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion said yes­ter­day. The black-clad thieves ar­rived in at least two ve­hi­cles at the ho­tel near Charles de Gaulle air­port and robbed the French, Amer­i­can and Moroc­can tourists of their lug­gage and per­sonal be­long­ings on Satur­day, the sources said.

Ho­tels around the air­port as well as the mo­tor­way lead­ing to Charles de Gaulle and Le Bour­get-Europe’s busiest pri­vate jet air­port-are fre­quently tar­geted by thieves. Last Au­gust, around six as­sailants sprayed tear gas on Chi­nese tourists out­side a ho­tel near the air­port and made off with their lug­gage. Two Qataris leav­ing Le Bour­get in a Bent­ley headed for Paris were at­tacked in Novem­ber when the thieves made off with some five mil­lion eu­ros worth of jew­elry and cloth­ing. In Fe­bru­ary a Rus­sian cou­ple were robbed of jew­elry and lux­ury goods worth some 100,000 eu­ros on the same stretch of mo­tor­way.

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