Paris police wound thief with gold loot in Metro

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Associated Press

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 20 at 1:04 PM

PARIS (AP) — Police in the French capital say they shot and wounded a thief with about 100,000 euros ($135,000) in gold coins in a rare chase in the Paris Metro.

The thief had stolen an estimated in gold coins Saturday afternoon from a shop after hitting the seller on the head with a crowbar.

The thief ducked into the entrance of the nearby Grands Boulevards Metro station after taking two shelves of gold coins from the specialty shop. He fired at a team of police who pursued him, and officers fired back, wounding an arm, police said.

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