A real-life scenario akin to the movie “Ronin” played out on a Paris highway, after armed men attacked a convoy carrying a Saudi prince, making off with roughly $334,000 in cash and “sensitive documents”.
According to The Globe and Mail,
The convoy had been heading for Le Bourget airport north of the city. Witnesses told police a group of heavily armed men attacked the last car in the convoy near Porte de la Chapelle at around 9 p.m. and drove off in it. Agence France-Presse, citing police sources, said they were armed with handguns, though earlier media reports said they had Kalashnikov rifles.
The vehicle in question was a “Mercedes minivan”, with only a driver on board. One of the attacker’s vehicles, a burnt out E90 BMW 3-Series, was later recovered. No shots were fired in the incident, sparing a “a bit of raspberry jam” from being spilled.