France has had a growing amount of crime in the last few years with the migrant crisis spreading all over Europe, and suffered several terrorist attacks in the last few years. Still, the city is constantly cracking down on crime.
However, last week, a group of armed migrants was able to tear gas and rob a group of American tourists near the airport.
The group of 20 tourists was made up mostly of Americans, along with several French and Moroccan tourists.
The Daily Mail reports:
Masked men armed with tear gas robbed around 20 tourists who were waiting for shuttle buses outside a Paris airport hotel at the weekend.
The black-clad thieves arrived in at least two vehicles at the hotel near Charles de Gaulle airport and robbed the French, American and Moroccan tourists of their luggage and personal belongings on Saturday.
Hotels around the airport as well as the motorway leading to Charles de Gaulle and Le Bourget – Europe’s busiest private jet airport – are frequently targeted by thieves.
The tourists were attacked outside the Novotel in Roissey-en-France by the masked assailants.
According to BFM TV, the ‘evildoers’ were still on the run today.
This isn’t the first report of armed muggings in Paris.
Crime has been getting more organized there. Over the last year, a group of Chinese tourists, a Russian couple, and two Qataris have been robbed by organized criminals.