Chinese tourists are a prime target for criminals ... In Paris, but also in the Yvelines where many of them live. Two women, aged 39 and 50 years, made fresh on Saturday night in front of their hotel in Vélizy. To 10:50 p.m., two thieves snatched their bags before their escape aboard a car, reports Le Parisien.
25,000 euros stolen last weekTheir loot? € 400 in cash, two smartphones and five credit cards. The attack follows that of last weekend in Carrières-sur-Seine, in which a Chinese tourist was robbed of 25,000 euros. Just in the month of August, four attacks occurred on the same procedure in the Yvelines, prompting the police of Versailles to create an investigative group to identify the two thieves.
Founder of KO security explain that you have groups of gangsters that target Chinese because the have a lot of money.
Police in ChinaThe minister asked us to bring back Chinese tourists. "This confession of this officer of the Paris police says a lot about the means employed by the state to improve the image of the capital with tourists from the Middle Kingdom, concerned about the repeated attacks and flights to against their nationals. In Paris, 26,000 policemen and officers of the City mobilized all summer to secure the sites. Ten patrols are deployed every day especially in seven areas: Montmartre, Champs Elysees, Trocadero, the Louvre, Chatelet, Opera ... "Flights of which they are victims are mainly pickpocketing. There is less but it is not yet won, "said an officer of the Security Directorate of nearby Paris conurbation (DSPAP). In these seven areas, the concentration of the security force has lowered last year by 26% crimes affecting Chinese tourists.
"This trend is confirmed since the beginning of the year"