What's In The Case? Saudi Prince Experiences "Ronin" In Real Life

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

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.

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  • APaGttH APaGttH on Aug 18, 2014

    Michael Bay! SPLOSHIN'S! Car chase! Guns! Michael Bay! KA-BOOM! Burning BMW Stolen Mercedes! Guns! Money! Secrets! Michael Bay!

  • Roader Roader on Aug 18, 2014

    This story is not true. France has really strict firearms laws, especially for handguns. This terrible crime must have happened in Paris Tennessee (home of the World's Biggest Fish Fry) because in Tennessee it is OK for citizens to have those bad handgun things. 'Cause they ain't enlightened like them in Paris, France.

  • Stanczyk Stanczyk on Aug 19, 2014

    They are chasing nouvo-riche saudi prince with a gun .. Revolution against rich has begun .. ?

  • ElSnuggles ElSnuggles on Aug 20, 2014

    The thing I don't get about this heist is "what the heck that prince was doing driving around with a quarter million euros in cash?". This isn't the 90's. You don't need cash any more on trips, or travelers checks, or...checks. Dude's probably got a platinum credit card made of...platinum. Aside from occasionally making it rain like a rap star, what do you need tons of cash for? It makes no sense even if you are filthy rich like a Saudi Prince. It's just dumb. It's like...asking to get robbed. (for the record, I know that the obvious answer is "To pay people for things that you don't want traced back to you", but am avoiding it for the purpose of humor)

    • Danio3834 Danio3834 on Aug 20, 2014

      It's all relative. It would be like you or I carrying $300 on a road trip. People have been robbed for less.