Boulangerie bandit strikes again

A robber who steals only viennoiseries is being hunted by the Paris police

12 January 2012

A ROBBER whose only target is viennoiseries has struck again in Paris’s 19th arrondissement.

He stole pastries worth about €10 at around 7.30 in the morning.

The man, aged about 40, has attacked around a dozen Paris boulangeries this winter – his unusual modus operandi being to enter with a fake-looking gun and face uncovered and politely request croissants and pains au chocolat before making off with them.

He never asks for money and has not stolen more than €20-worth of merchandise at a time.

The Paris police judiciaire is investigating.

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