Armed robbers ambush Saudi prince in Paris

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Armed robbers brandishing automatic rifles ambushed the motorcade of a Saudi Arabian prince as it drove through Paris, snatching €250,000 and "sensitive" documents, media in France has reported citing French Police.

The theft took place in northern Paris late on Sunday night as the motorcade was making its way from the Saudi embassy to an airport in Le Bourget, said police, who confirmed there were no injuries.

"It's quite an unusual attack. They were obviously well-informed. It's true that it's quite a rare way of operating," the police source told Agence France Presse.