'Termite Gangs' Rob French Banks Using Tunnels
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Our last word in business, today, is termite gangs. In the last few weeks, bank robbers have attempted, in some cases successfully, to tunnel into three Paris banks. At a branch of Credit Lyonnais, robbers cracked nearly 200 safety deposit boxes. The robbers, known as the termite gang, weren't so successful at BNP Paribas. They tried to dig a tunnel from a subway station into the basement of a bank, using a pneumatic drill. After the thieves missed the safety deposit room, they retreated empty-handed, but not before starting a fire to cover their tracks. That triggered an alarm and brought the police.
Maybe the lesson here is: get a map.
And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
And I'm Steve Inskeep.