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Turning to the Ritz : the three suspects arrested Wednesday, indicted and imprisoned

Turning to the Ritz : the three suspects arrested Wednesday, indicted and imprisoned

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L of the three suspects arrested Wednesday, January 10, shortly after the spectacular robbery at the Ritz in Paris have been indicted and arrested on Saturday, while two others were still being sought.

The three suspects arrested Wednesday, January 10, shortly after the spectacular robbery at the Ritz in Paris have been indicted and arrested on Saturday, while two others were still being sought, a-t-on learned from justice source. These three men had found themselves trapped in the famous parisian palace on the place Vendôme without being able to carry their loot in jewels, estimated at more than € 4 million. After forty-eight hours of custody, the suspects were taken into consideration by a judge of instruction for flight with use and under the threat of arms by organized group ; criminal association for the commission of a crime, voluntary violence with weapons, and meeting and degradations, detailed the source of justice. They have been placed in detention in accordance with the requisitions of the parquet de Paris has opened a judicial investigation.

They risk a trial before the assize court

The three men had entered hooded and gloved in the hotel around 18: 30, by the rear of the building. Armed with axes and handguns, they had shattered display cases and grabbed jewellery and luxury watches. At the time of taking the flight, they had found themselves in front of the doors blocked, operated by the security service of the establishment. Trapped, the three men were promptly arrested while two other suspects were able to take flight, motorcycle, and car.

The scene was filmed by a local resident in a video released by BFMTV. We see one of the suspects stuck behind a gate separating it from the outside and an accomplice flee at full speed on a motorcycle zigzagante in the opposite direction on the rue Cambon to the arrival of the police. On scene, investigators found a bag, which, after verifications made with the hotel, contained the entirety of the loot stolen, according to a source close to the folder. The three robbers, suspected to be originating in the paris region, “approaching thirty” and are “well known to police for theft with a weapon, violence, recels,” according to a police source. They are now facing a trial before the assize court. Their two accomplices are still being sought.


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