A Saudi prince’s convoy was stopped by armed men in two vehicles on the northern part of the ring road in Paris.
The attack which is being described as professionally planned resulted in large sum of money and documents to be stolen.
The men who totalled 8 and carrying assault rifles focused on the unmarked principal car, so must clearly have had inside information, they also knew the exact time the convoy would be passing that particular point in their journey.
The hijacker’s cars were later found burnet out in a Paris suburb .
The embassy and the French police have declined to comment as to the identity of the Saudi prince but rumours are circulating that Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud, a nephew of King Abdullah and one of the richest and most powerful men in the world may have been the target .
There has been suggestions that the documents and not the cash were the real reasons of the ambush which only adds more questions to the mystery .
It also poses questions for the team who were tasked with protecting the prince and his possessions.