Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Paris Croissant Thief loose and this Time he's Armed

 From The Daily Telegraph

French police are on the hunt for a man in his forties who has held up a series of bakeries in Paris suburbs to steal croissants and other baked goods.

Since December 9, 2011, the man has robbed five bakeries in the western suburbs of the French capital, police said, each time using the same modus operandi.

After placing an order, the man holds up what appears to be a fake revolver, points it at the person behind the cash register and takes his pastries without paying.

No one has been injured in the robberies and in each case the value of the goods stolen has been low, at between eight and 20 euros (£7 and £17).

Meanwhile in Bordeaux, police arrested Father Christmas. The 53-year-old, who was employed as a Father Christmas at Bordeaux's Christmas market, was arrested after brandishing a hunting rifle, which was unloaded, at his nephew, who was also his boss.

The Sud Ouest newspaper suggested that Father Christmas was angry over unpaid hours and felt "swindled".