French robbery van driver captured in Monaco

09:38, November 17, 2009      

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French security van driver who heisted 11.6 million euros (about 17.4 million U.S. dollars) surrendered in Monaco on Monday, police said.

Monacan police will escort Toni Musulin, 39, to Jardin Exotique park on Monaco-France border to hand him over to French police, local media reported.

Police said the reason for the suspect to turn himself in was somehow confused yet, considering that he still had about 2 million euros at hand.

The robbery suspect has rocketed to be an internet star after he drove away the security van containing millions of euros while his co-workers were busy with the unfinished work of transferring cash from a French bank in Lyon on Nov. 5.

Two days later, in Lyon, police found 9.11 million euros in packets stashed behind a hired car parked in a garage that had been rented under a false name. French police meant to wait for Musulin back to his booty as the alone heist left few clue.

According to early reports, because Musulin made the taking away without using violence or leaving injury, he may face a maximum three-year prison term if convicted. (1 U.S. dollar = 0.6667 euros)

Source: Xinhua
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