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Saudi prince robbed in Paris was 'playboy son of former king'

Published on Aug 20, 2014 1:18 AM
A file picture taken on March 1, 2003 shows Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd attending the final session of the Arab summit at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Sources said on Tuesday that he is the Saudi prince who fell victim to a spectacular armed raid in Paris on Sunday night, losing 250,000 euros (S$415,000). -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - The Saudi prince who fell victim to a spectacular armed raid in Paris, losing €250,000 (S$415,000) in the process, was the youngest son of the former King Fahd with something of a globetrotting playboy reputation, it emerged Tuesday.

Sources at Le Bourget airport, where the prince's private jet was waiting, and police sources told AFP the victim was Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd, the multi-millionaire son of King Fahd, who died in 2005.

The 41-year-old prince was the victim of a brazen heist on the Paris ring road on Sunday night when a gang of five to eight heavily armed bandits hijacked the lead car of his 10-car convoy and drove off with three aides.

The gang stole €250,000 and documents, but released the aides and later torched the prince's Mercedes and one of their own cars in a village north-east of Paris.

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