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Two thieves who stole a valuable handbag in Monaco on May 18 have been sent to jail. The scene of the crime was outside Sass Cafe, where the two Slovak nationals had been refused entry.
The Criminal Court in Monaco heard that the two men had been suspected of the theft – the handbag was valued at €20,000 – when they suddenly disappeared. On the following day they retuned to the scene and were recognised by staff who reported them to police.
Following their arrest the police searched their car, in which the two had been sleeping, but the handbag was not there. They denied the charge of theft. Video surveillance was said to be of poor quality. The two me were sent to jail for four months.
Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.
General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.
As part of the newly approved Palais Honoria housing project, a gantry will be installed above Boulevard de Belgique, creating temporary traffic impediments in the area.
Thomas Fouilleron, Director of Archives and Prince's Palace Library, and Colonel Tony Varo, Superior Commander of the Public Force, have been distinguished by the French High Authorities.