After the tobacconist sprayed tear gas, the thief walked away with a meagre booty …
Hopefully, the thief will have at least pulled the winning ticket … The other afternoon, a gunman appeared in a Tabac-Presse shop on the boulevard Allende in Saint-Herblain near Nantes, but the robbery was cut short, as reports France 3 Pays de la Loire .
Damage 20 euros
While an accomplice kept watch outside, the individual, whose face was hidden by a scarf and a hood, burst into the shop and asked the tobacconist to give him the cash, threatening him with a handgun. The quick thinking owner of the Tabac, was able to get to a tear gas spray, and aimed it at the gunman.
After being sprayed, the gunman panicked and fled with just a carton of cigarette tubes… and two scratch cards… A paltry booty… amounting to around 20 Euro.