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Seine-Maritime: a robber killed while attacking a gun shop

2024-01-09T20:47:14.458Z

Highlights: Two people, an employee of a gun shop and a suspected robber, were taken into custody on Tuesday. The attempted robbery of this business in Eslettes (Seine-Maritime) which left one of the suspected criminals dead. Two investigations have been opened for attempted robbery and the circumstances of death. The armory was the target of an "attempted robbery with weapons by several individuals," Mary-Lou Sadiky said earlier, confirming reports by several local media. The mayor was "not present" Tuesday afternoon to answer questions from the press.


Two people have been taken into custody after the death of a man on Tuesday near Rouen during an attempted robbery. Two investigations have been opened for attempted robbery and the circumstances of death.


Two people, an employee of a gun shop and a suspected robber, were taken into custody on Tuesday after the attempted robbery of this business in Eslettes (Seine-Maritime) which left one of the suspected criminals dead, the prosecutor's office said.

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I can confirm that the detention of the employee of the gun shop is indeed linked to the investigation into the death of one of the alleged perpetrators of the armed robbery," the chief of staff of the Rouen public prosecutor, Mary-Lou Sadiky, told AFP. "The other individual taken into custody is another alleged perpetrator of the armed robbery," she added.

In the morning, an armory located in Eslettes, north of Rouen, was the target of an "attempted robbery with weapons by several individuals," Mary-Lou Sadiky said earlier, confirming reports by several local media.

Two investigations opened

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One of these individuals died, two investigations were opened and entrusted to the gendarmerie: one concerning the attempted robbery and the other concerning the circumstances of the death," she said. Eslettes is a small town of 1500 inhabitants located about twenty kilometres north of Rouen, on the road to Dieppe.

Philippe, one of the company's neighbours, told AFP that he had "heard six or seven shots around 11:30 a.m.", and while gunshots are heard regularly in this village "because there are hunters", this time "it was impressive because it was in a burst". The man said he saw through the bay window of the armory "a body lying on the ground."

The gendarmerie "arrived very quickly" and cordoned off "the whole area", he added. According to him, this arms trade had "never had any problems. It's weird in our usually very quiet village." The mayor was "not present" Tuesday afternoon to answer questions from the press, according to his secretariat.

Source: lefigaro

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