Homeless man walks out of Paris airport with £263,000 in cash after wandering into private office

Man spotted on CCTV at Charles de Gaulle leaning on door, stumbling in and lifting money from room belonging to secure transit firm Loomis 

Friday 15 December 2017 08:09 GMT
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Homeless man walks out of Paris airport with £263,000 in cash after wandering into private office

French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros (£263,000).

Two police officers, who are not allowed to speak publicly on the case, said on Thursday that video surveillance showed the man looking in the trash and leaning against a nearby door.

Airport police union official Jean-Yann William Airport told France Info television that “to his surprise, the door is opening, he’s entering and finds out there’s huge amount of money” in the room of cash transport company Loomis.

Video then shows the man leaving the airport with two big bags.

Police recognised him as a homeless man living in the airport area. He is being actively sought.

AP

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