Robbers armed with Kalashnikov rifles stole 250,000 euros ($335,000) and "sensitive" documents after raiding the motorcade of a Saudi prince that was en route from the Saudi embassy in northern Paris to Le Bourget airport, AFP reports.
The items were stolen from a supply vehicle in Porte de la Chapelle that was later incinerated.
"It's quite an unusual attack. They were obviously well-informed. It's true that it's quite a rare way of operating," a police source told AFP. No injuries were reported during the incident and suspects have yet to be found.