They pretended to be police to steal the loot.
On November 8, 2017, two individuals entered the home of an 84-year-old woman in Fouesnant (Finistère).
They had explained to the old lady that they had come to arrest a burglar who had passed through her roof, reports
Once inside, one of the thugs had immobilized the octogenarian while the second emptied his safe.
They had fled by getting their hands on 37 ingots and 747 gold coins with loot estimated at 1.3 million euros.
In their flight, they had lost part of the merchandise, the box in which they stored the ingots having given way under the weight.
A sum of 24,000 euros found in a laundry basket
One of the burglars had been identified by his DNA found on the cardboard and arrested two weeks later.
At his home in the Yvelines, investigators had found 24,000 euros in cash in a laundry basket.
Tried on April 8, he was sentenced Tuesday by the Quimper court to three years in prison, the daily said.
His accomplice is still in the wild.
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