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Paris robbers dig their way into bank vault

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A gang of robbers have dug their way into the vault of a Paris bank and emptied almost 200 private safes.

They entered the Credit Lyonnais branch using building equipment to burn holes and shatter walls on Saturday night, reports say.

The group tied up a security guard and spent the following nine hours robbing the bank before setting it on fire as they left.

Hugh Schofield reports.

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