Saudi Prince's Convoy Attacked by Armed Robbers in Paris

Lightning-quick robbers seemed to know exactly what they wanted from the heist.
2:19 | 08/19/14

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And now to the high-stakes heist on the streets of Paris. A Saudi prince's convoy attacked by a lightning quick gang of armed robbers who seem to know exactly what they wanted. ABC's Reena ninan is following this story from our London bureau. Good morning to you, Reena. Reporter: Good morning, Lara. We're learning new details about the prince targeted after leaving a posh hotel on the champs EE lee si. Were they after the money or the sensitive documents taken from the car? That's what French police are trying to determine. This is all that's left of a brazen international heist. A torched car abandoned outside Paris. Its charred shell the only evidence of an incredible robbery straight out of "The Italian job." But the target of this mobile takedown was even bigger, a real-life Saudi prince. His name, prince Al waleed bin tall, own of the plaza hotel known for his business savvy. Some call him the Arabian Warren Buffett. Police say a gang of heavily armed thieves Sam bushing his diplomatic convoy while traveling from a luxury hotel to a private airportout side Paris. The assail apartments flashing guns forcing them to stop stealing a Mercedes carrying more than $325,000 in cash as well as sensitive embassy documents. Driving away with the car before setting it on fire. France is quickly becoming a popular site for braven robberies. This 2013 surveillance footage captures the most expensive heist in history, $143 million worth of jewelry swiped from an expensive Cannes hotel in just 30 seconds. But police say Sunday's attack happening so quickly with the assailants firing no shots proves that this incident was the handiwork of professionals likely with inside information. The prince flew to ibiza after and airport employees told the French media he was so unfazed I about the money he lost even cracking jokes, he spent 45 days in Paris. It was just time to move on. George and Lara. Okay, Reena. For him it's not a lot of money but a very prominent investor in the United States, as well. Fascinating story.

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