Two men aged 55 and 60 appeared last week before the Assize Court of Seine-et-Marne.

They had to answer for attempted murder, robbery and kidnapping.

The facts took place in Alfortville (Val-de-Marne) in April 2017. The duo robbed a truck that was carrying coffee machines and pods.

The two men then tried to unload their loot in a warehouse near the Mortcerf station, when the police intervened.

The defendants then fired in the direction of the gendarmes who had come to arrest them, reports 

Le Parisien

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They always denied the facts

The two men appeared free.

They were placed under judicial supervision last December and January, following two years of pre-trial detention.

In court, they denied their participation in the facts, despite several elements to their detriment: genetic fingerprints, telephone elements or even physical descriptions of the gendarmes.

The criminal jury withdrew to deliberate late Friday afternoon, after several days of trial.

The verdict was finally delivered in the evening shortly before midnight.

One of the two men was sentenced to ten years in prison.

The second defendant was sentenced to seven years in prison.

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