Passengers robbed outside CDG airport hotelBack to Forum
In previous years passengers using Paris CDG have been the victims of crime when en route to, or leaving from, the airport by car or bus.
But the robbing of airport hotel guests while they were waiting for a shuttle transfer to CDG is a new and worrying development.10 Jul 2017
Tourists and business travellers in this situation are unfortunately an easy target – probably slightly off guard, possibly tired and jet lagged and usually carrying money and valuables.10 Jul 2017
It will be interesting to see if the police issue a description beyond that in the article. We can be sure that if they are ‘of Middle Eastern, North African or African appearance’ that won’t be stated.
Mind you if they’d got to CDG they’d have been fleeced there by the concession operators selling overpriced food and goods!10 Jul 2017
Well, CDG is not exactly lying in a posh area. That said, these kinds of attacks find their root in the permissive policies of the successive French governments. Yes, this is sad.12 Jul 2017
Good afternoon christopheL – It certainly wasn’t me.
I started this thread simply to alert readers to what could happen more or less anywhere to travellers when they simply wait outside a hotel for the airport transfer bus.13 Jul 2017
This must have been a horrible experience and really sheds light on the lack of proper punishment for small crimes leading to much bigger crimes. But let’s all be politically correct and not deprive anyone of their rights. Wouldn’t you think they’d have targeted a more posh hotel so as to increase the haul value?2 Aug 2017
I was talking to a security expert Hueyjudy and strangely the pickings are easier and greater at the 3/4 star establishments than they are at the 5 star ones, as wealthy people tend to carry less cash, will transfer in a private limo so don’t wait around and the doormen are more vigilant.2 Aug 2017
VERY good point, LP! Probably the kind of person who hauls costly jewelry around when travelling is also holding a small yappy dog who will make such a fuss the bad guys will move on.2 Aug 2017
Seems like worries are continuing
No injuries reported, but incident renews fears of violence against holidaymakers after similar incident last year
“A Chinese tour group was attacked and robbed in Paris on Thursday evening by four assailants armed with tear gas, according to China’s embassy in France.”8 Nov 2017