Cash worth NT$680,000 was stolen: reports
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese tour guide was robbed in France by two men
who ran off with at least NT$680,000 (US$22,600) in cash.
The incident occurred Thursday morning on a plaza in the town of Oullins near Lyon as a Taiwanese group was leaving its hotel and boarding a tour bus, reports said. Two men snatched a bag containing 35,000 euro, 6,000 Swiss francs and 1,000 Japanese yen in cash, for a total value of NT$1.36 million (US$45,000), according to early reports in the French media.
The two men escaped by car with what amounted to money paid by the tourists in the group, reports said. The Taiwanese travelers continued on their way while police were investigating the case following an interview with the 51-year-old guide, who was described in French media reports as “Chinese.” [FULL STORY]