GENEVA, Switzerland – The head of a watchmaking company and his household were hijacked in Switzerland as a gang of burglars swiped his business’s gold and got away to France, media reported on Thursday.
The scene deserving of a Hollywood action movie unfolded on Wednesday night in Bassecourt in the northern Swiss canton of Jura, simply a couple of kilometers from the French border.
According to the Le Matin daily, 6 armed people had actually threatened the head of an unnamed watchmaking company at his house and had actually taken his whole household captive.
The household was then driven to the male’s business, where they were held at gunpoint in the vehicle as the burglars went into the properties to take gold and other valuable basic material.
How much gold they snatched stays to be identified, according to the local district attorney.
Switzerland’s Jura area is at the heart of the rich Alpine country’s popular watchmaking production, which frequently depends on gold, gems and other pricy products.
When they were done, the burglars deserted the household– unscathed however in a state of shock– together with their vehicle in a close-by forest and drove towards the French border, the paper stated.
The alarm was rapidly sounded, and local authorities and Swiss border representatives established obstructions at all close-by border crossings, Le Matin reported, pointing out Jura district attorney Nicolas Theurillat.
But the burglars, getting away in 2 automobiles, tilled through among the obstructions, at Lucelle, and according to the paper, hit and hurt a customizeds representative.
The 2 automobiles were later on discovered stressed out in the French Belfort area, in addition to an MP5 submachine weapon, it stated. — Agence France-Presse