The first employee had just arrived when he saw two criminals appear. It was this Thursday, around 5 am, in front of the Action de Torcy store, located avenue de Lingenfeld. Two criminals, their faces masked, one of whom was carrying a handgun, attacked the employee in front of the establishment. They wanted the keys to the safe, which the unfortunate man obviously did not have.
The victim took a blow to the head with a rifle butt, before being brought by the two criminals to their van, in which they forced her to get in. But when they saw a car arrive with two other employees inside, the duo changed their minds. While the first victim was guarded by the unarmed man, the second perpetrator advanced towards the two women. While banging on the driver's side window with the butt of his gun, he shouted at them that he wanted the keys to the trunk. Terrified, they explained that they did not have them and refused to get out of the car.
18 robberies in the department since the beginning of 2023
The criminals then abandoned their project, let the first employee leave and took the powder of escampette, to leave empty-handed. The judicial police of Meaux was seized of the investigation, for attempted armed robbery. No one has been arrested at this time.
According to the prefecture of Seine-et-Marne, 18 businesses were targeted by robbers in the department between the beginning of January and the end of May, whether in the police zone or in the gendarmerie zone. Against 25 over the same period in 2021 and 17 in 2022. Much more consistent figures in a distant era. In recent years, criminals have turned more to economic and financial crimes, drug trafficking and pimping.