Homeless man steals half a million dollars from airport

A homeless man stole €300,000 from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
A homeless man stole €300,000 from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Photo credit: Getty

A homeless man stole €300,000 (NZ$504,215) from a French airport after the door to a cash management company was left open.

An airport police union official told France Info TV video surveillance captured the man's lucky discovery at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

CCTV shows the man going through a rubbish bin outside the office of cash transport company Loomis.

The man, whom police have identified as a homeless person who regularly sleeps rough near the airport, then leans on the door to the office. The door opens, to which the man reacts with surprise.

The footage then shows the man, who is believed to be around 50 years old, leaving the airport carrying two large bags. He left an empty suitcase at the scene of the crime.

Police are currently trying to locate the man.

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