French robbers pick the wrong McDonald's

Source: CNN | June 9, 2016 | Tim Hume and Armelle De Oliveira

(CNN) – Two hapless criminals picked the wrong place when they held up a McDonald’s in France.

Eleven armed members of an elite paramilitary force happened to be eating inside.

The pair allegedly burst into the Ecole-Valentin branch of the fast-food restaurant in the eastern French city of Besancon on Sunday. They fired a shotgun at the ceiling, yelling at the customers inside to get on the floor, the city’s prosecutor Edwige Roux-Morizot told CNN.

One of the robbers then stole about 2000 euros ($2,269) from the registers before the men ran away, she said.

Unfortunately for them, among the 40-odd customers grabbing burgers at the time were 11 members of the GIGN (National Gendarmerie Intervention Group), an elite special operations unit of the national gendarme which specializes in counter-terror and hostage situations.

Nine of them, who were wearing plain clothes but carrying weapons, chased the robbers, said Roux-Morizot.


She said the officers had delayed intervening earlier in the robbery because of the threat posed to the customers. None of the staff or customers were injured in the robbery.


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