Man robs supermarket with tear gas canister in Corsica

Man robs supermarket with tear gas canister in Corsica

Local media claims the man was acting along, armed only with tear gas (stock photo)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A man in Corsica committed a robbery armed with a canister of tear gas on Wednesday. 

The incident took place at 8:00am local time in the neighborhood of Montesoro, part of the commune of Bastia. 

The thief stole a total of €100,000 (£88,000). Local media claims he was acting alone in his endeavor. 

The authorities on the island have opened an investigation of the case.