An incident occurred on October 11, where a scooter with two individuals approached a car. One of the thieves broke a window and grabbed a bag containing valuable jewelry.
Last week, three men were arrested in the Paris region for stealing a bag belonging to the Mongolian Olympic delegation leader. The bag, estimated to be worth 600,000 euros, was taken during the preparation for the 2024 Olympics. This information was confirmed by a police source and the Bobigny Public Prosecutor’s Office.
On the morning of October 11, the member of the International Olympic Committee and his wife were traveling in a VTC from Roissy airport to their hotel when they were robbed in the Landy tunnel in Saint-Denis, near the Stade de France, as detailed by the prosecutor’s office.
According to a police source, a scooter with two individuals approached the car. One of the thieves smashed a window and grabbed a bag containing valuable jewelry from the back seat.
The Mongolian couple reported a loss of 570,000 euros, including two gold and diamond earrings valued at 165,000 euros each, according to the prosecutor’s office. According to the IOC’s website, the victim heads several major companies in Mongolia.
The investigation is being handled by the Repression of Banditry Brigade (BRB) police, who arrested three men aged 22 to 25 at their residence in Saint-Denis on October 25.
“The team identifies wealthy victims at Roissy airport and relays the message to a scooter that follows the car. They strike at the opportune moment when the car is slowed down on a traffic lane,” said the Bobigny Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Investigators have linked this same group to another robbery on October 2, where jewelry and leather goods belonging to two Saudi Arabian travelers were stolen using the same modus operandi. The estimated loss from this incident is 50,000 euros.
Although the stolen jewelry has not been found during the raids, numerous photos of jewelry were discovered on the suspects’ phones, as reported by the police source.
The suspects only admitted to making 6,000 euros from selling watches but remained silent about the fate of the Mongolian couple’s jewelry, according to the same source.
The alleged thieves have been placed in custody awaiting their trial, scheduled for November 30, at the Bobigny court.