Thieves have stolen two lorries loaded with Moët & Chandon champagne worth 600,000 euros from the premises of a haulage company in Reims. The French police are now searching for the perpetrators, who had a spectacular chase with the police. This was reported by the newspaper "Le Parisien" and the local TV station France 3.
As the lorries were equipped with GPS transmitters, the police were able to track them to the A4 motorway between Reims and Paris after discovering the theft. The police managed to force the lorries to slow down. However, one of the drivers jumped out of the lorry and got into a BMW that had been following the convoy. This allowed him to escape. The police officers were unable to follow him because they first had to secure the lorry, which was rolling without a driver. One officer sprinted after the lorry, which was travelling at around 15 km/h, jumped into the cab and brought it to a halt. The second lorry was later found outside a DIY store in the town of Pontault, but there was no trace of the driver here either. All the bottles of champagne were recovered intact and nobody was injured.
(ru / Spiegel, Drinks Business, Harper's)