Saudi Prince robbed of US$330 000 after his convoy is attacked by gunmen in Paris


French police say, a group of heavily-armed men have attacked a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, and made away with 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000).

The Saudi Prince’s convoy was heading through northern Paris on its way to Le Bourget airport late on Sunday evening when it was attacked.

The gunmen, reportedly armed with Kalashnikov rifles, targeted a Mercedes mini-van at 21:15 (19:15 GMT) on the northern ring road, or peripherique, at Porte de la Chapelle, on the edge of Paris, which was carrying the money and documents - later releasing the driver and two others.

“In the vehicle there was roughly 250,000 euros in cash and official documents from the embassy,” police union spokesman Rocco Contento told BFM TV news.

The convoy was said to have come from the Saudi embassy. No one was hurt in the robbery and no shots were fired but the vehicle containing the money was later found burned out.