Expression airway robbers

April 28, 2009By Paris UpdateArchive


Who are these modern-day bandits who seem to commit an armed robbery of a Paris jewelry store every few months, then escape by fleeing into the Métro and hopping onto a plane? The French police call them “les braqueurs low-cost” because they use no-frills, low-cost airlines to travel around Europe and to carry their goods back to Eastern Europe to be fenced. The police say they are the “cousins” of the Pink Panthers, as they have dubbed another gang of East European hold-up men.


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