Near Toulouse: despite the threat of a gun, a shopkeeper refuses to give his cash register, the robber arrested
A 45-year-old man was arrested Tuesday evening by gendarmes from the Toulouse-Mirail company. He is suspected of having robbed a tobacco office in Fonsorbes, southwest of the Pink City.
The minutes were certainly very long for the manager of this tobacco shop in Fonsorbes. Tuesday, October 12, at the end of the day, a man came to the counter. In his hands, a rifle that he takes the time to load. He claims the money contained in the store. Despite the fear, the manager refuses to hand it over. Certainly surprised by this response, his robber then orders him to give him several cartons of cigarettes and some money. But the victim still does not disassemble. She stays in front of him without moving.
This unexpected scenario amazes the thief, who leaves with empty pockets. The man gets into his vehicle and disappears from the radar.
Drunk at the time of the incident
After the trader’s complaint, the soldiers of the Toulouse-Mirail company set out to find him. The suspect is identified, it is a 45-year-old individual, who lives in the area. This criminal was finally apprehended by the men of the gendarmerie surveillance and intervention platoon (PSIG) and those of the territorial brigade of Portet-sur-Garonne. At his home searched, teams from the Mirail search brigade (BR) found the weapon, as well as grenades and ammunition. What does he do with all this arsenal? A question that remains unanswered for the moment.
During his hearing, investigators noticed that he was alcoholic. And during the attempted robbery with a weapon, he was also allegedly under the influence of alcohol. At the end of his interrogation, this forty-something already known by the courts for other facts was referred to the Toulouse public prosecutor’s office. He should be tried in immediate appearance this Thursday in the criminal court.