- Two armed robbers stormed a McDonald’s branch in Besancon, France
- They had no idea there were 11 French special forces among the diners
- The soldiers calmly waited for the opportunity to subdue the criminals and pounced when the chance came
- Both crooks were eventually arrested and held in detention
Two armed men tried to rob a McDonald’s outlet inside a shopping center in Besancon, eastern France on Sunday night, but luck was not on their side when they discovered that 11 of the customers having their dinner turned out to be operatives of the French special forces.
The two would-be-robbers, armed with shot guns, reportedly stormed the fast food chain outlet and went straight to the cashier demanding the day’s earnings. One of them even fired a warning shot to scare the dining customers.
Little did they know, however, that 11 of the around 40 diners are operatives of the French elite unit, which is considered to be “among the most effective anti-terror forces in Europe, if not the world”, according to the Telegraph–UK.
The unit belongs to the Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale; also known as the GIGN.
The soldiers, who specialize in hostage-taking situations, calmly waited for the opportunity to attack the robbers without putting the lives of others in danger. (Click here to read more)