Seven months in jail for stealing a bag containing notes on the Paris 2024 Olympics | EUROtoday

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A person in his twenties was sentenced Friday to seven months in jail for stealing the bag of a Paris city corridor engineer, through which there have been notes associated to the Olympic Games, stated Saturday a judicial supply.

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The younger man, born in 2001, was tried in instant look on Friday 1er March, earlier than the Paris Criminal Court, which issued his committal warrant, in line with the identical supply, confirming data from BFMTV.

Monday night, a City of Paris engineer, who was touring on a practice within the Paris area, left his bag within the baggage compartment above his seat. He then seen that she was lacking, in line with his account to the police when he filed a grievance.

This theft raised issues when a police supply specified that the bag contained a pc and two USB keys with plans to safe the Paris Olympics, which can be held from July 26 to August 11.

On Wednesday, the Paris prosecutor's workplace clarified these first components of the investigation, deploring “hasty publications” within the press and guaranteeing that the USB key didn’t comprise notes “on sensitive security devices”.

The flagrant investigation made it attainable to arrest a suspect “already known” for thefts on public transport, significantly at first of January, stated the judicial supply.

The defendant appeared in courtroom on Friday. In addition to the theft as a repeat offender, he was additionally tried for refusing at hand over his phone code to the judicial authorities, in line with the identical supply.

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, requested the town's normal inspectorate on Wednesday to research these “proven breaches of internal security procedures”. The city corridor is contemplating “sanctions” relying on the conclusions which can be drawn.

With AFP