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Weird News The pickpockets had robbed 110 tourists at the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre

16:40  29 june  2020
16:40  29 june  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Roma pickpockets dubbed the Queens Of Thieves 'bribed security guards to turn a blind eye as they fleeced British tourists of thousands of pounds at Paris They are accused of operating around attractions including the Louvre and Orsay museums, the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles .

The Palace of Versailles required the work of approximately 3000 people to construct the building and the grounds. He moved from another Royal palace and his home named the Louvre , in Paris. The design of the Palace of Versailles has been copied in various European countries because it was

Paris (Ier) musée du Louvre, salle de la Joconde. Les voleurs profitaient de la densité de la foule pour leur faire les poches. © LP / Olivier Boitet Paris (I) Musée du Louvre, Salle de la Joconde. The thieves took advantage of the density of the crowd to make their pockets.

These are real professional pickpockets, specialized in the theft of tourists to the Louvre and the Palace of Versailles who will appear this Tuesday before the Paris Criminal Court. These six criminals of Romanian origin, aged 35 to 51, will have to answer for acts of theft in assembly and fraud. ” They are suspected of having robbed 110 tourists who came to visit these two high places of culture, between October 2017 and July 2018. Their booty, the amount of which will never be really known, would amount to several hundred thousand euros in less than a year at the rate of 300 to 3000 euros per stolen portfolio.

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Residential palace for Louis XIV and successive French monarchs, from 1682-1789 (Revolution began). Demonstrated the shift in the French government' s power from the Noble families (aristocracy) to the King, Louis XIV. Louis XIV converted a royal hunting lodge into the palace of Versailles .

It is believed the gang has earned hundreds of thousands of euros while stealing wallets and other belongings from visitors at sights such as the Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles over Police claim the pickpockets , who travelled to Paris from Romania, enjoyed the spoils of their ill-gotten gains and

A well-established technique

These formidable thieves attract the attention of the police for the first time at the Louvre museum in October 2017. They are taken by hand in the bag of a tourist in the hall of the Mona Lisa and arrested in the act. The team was regularly ousted by museum security guards, for whom it was not easy to detect them. Thus, the site receives nearly 400,000 visitors per day and these men know how to be discreet in crowds.

Operating in trio, they pretend to take some photos and carefully scrutinize Chinese, Japanese or Indian tourists. The first is on the lookout, the second diverts the victim's attention and the third steals the wallet from the bag that she carries over the shoulder or across the back. The thief steps aside, grabs the vacationer's money and credit cards. Additional tip: he comes back and then drops the wallet on the tourist's feet or returns it by making it look like an unknown person has just given it or stolen it. Asian tourists therefore rarely file a complaint, since their identity papers were not stolen. They prefer to continue their organized trip by doing good heart against bad luck.

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The Paris territorial security officials decide to open an investigation into this team of retractors who acts as a network and seasonally. Thanks to hours of surveillance and the help of the museum's video system, they realize that the trio is being reinforced by three new criminals. As shown by the study of their telephone lines, they regularly frequent the Louvre and the Palace of Versailles. The investigations make it possible to understand that they act in Paris and send, since 2010, numerous cash mandates in Romania.

Their leader leads the good life

The police understood that the booty, transferred by this means, reached more than 250,000 euros. Thieves stay in Paris in Formula 1 hotels near Porte de Montreuil and Porte de Châtillon, which they pay in cash. This team has also scoured Austria, Switzerland, England, Italy, the Czech Republic and Spain for ten years. They arrive and depart by bus or via Beauvais (Oise) airport. Their chef leads the big life: a bathtub full of bottles of champagne, a vacation in Malaysia and regular visits to luxury boutiques in Paris. His accomplices also use tourists' bank cards to buy tobacco, which also means that they are being prosecuted for fraud.

Four of them were arrested in August 2018 and December 2019. They all confessed while minimizing the facts. Two of them are on the run. Me Tarek Koraitem who defends one of the thieves, believes that “the investigation of this case has lasted far too long. "It's a case that could have been tried immediately," he says. And the mountain will give birth to a mouse. I hope that my client, who is only a small hand, is not going to take the whole gang. ” Deliberation will be made in the evening.

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