Seventeen people, including fourteen teenagers aged 15 to 17, have been arrested over the past two days and taken into custody for acts of robbery in assembly, with violence or at the threat of a weapon, revealed our colleagues from the
this Friday, May 7.
About fifteen assaults, for which these individuals are suspected, were recorded in the space of a year by officers from the La Courneuve police station.
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In May 2020, coming out of confinement that put all French people to the test, a series of baseball bat attacks affected young people, not from the area but walking in the Georges-Valbon departmental park, at La Courneuve. Nine other assaults ensued in the months that followed, committed in the neighboring town of Dugny, and this time according to a different modus operandi: the victims were attracted by sales ads published on leboncoin or Snapchat, then threatened. with a knife. One of them is even stabbed.
As the noose tightens around the small band, a final assault attracts the attention of investigators: a schoolboy, educated in Dugny, is beaten, stripped and kidnapped, tied with tape to a chair, then filmed in the frame of a rap clip. The overall loss of thefts would amount to 5,000 euros. That of the traumas generated is, for its part, immeasurable.