The Tobacco Press Obrecht in Colmar was the victim of an armed robbery Wednesday January 15. - Screenshot

A call for witnesses is launched by the police after an armed robbery this Wednesday morning at the Obrecht tobacco press, located Grand Rue in Colmar, in the Haut-Rhin. The business was targeted by two individuals on board a black Audi A3 Sportback, reports France Bleu Alsace.

The two individuals, whose faces were hidden, were given, under the threat of a handgun, cigarettes and a few hundred euros by the manager. They then left in their car parked nearby, in front of the bar Les Trois Singes, and drove towards the avenue Foch, details L'Alsace.

They hit a cypress tree and a road sign

The two individuals crashed into a cypress tree and a traffic sign in their vehicle, but left despite a few addicts at the front, according to the regional daily. The investigators of the urban security brigade of the Colmar police station ask any witnesses of the robbery and the leak to contact them at


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