Robbers posing as French police steal over $250,000 from Saudi official

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Thieves disguised as police officers stole 200,000 euros ($261,000) from a top official at Saudi Arabia’s Youth and Sports Ministry directly after he landed in Paris, police said on Monday.

According to AFP, the robbers were carrying weapons and used two vehicles with flashing lights on the roof of the cars and the word “Police” on them.

The thieves stopped the car in which the Saudi official was travelling on the busy A1 highway near Le Bourget airport and insisted they inspect the trunk of the vehicle, said the report, adding the group then took off with the lump sum of cash.

The report did not elaborate on who the official was or why he was carrying a large amount of cash.

(With AFP)

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