French police catch armoured truck robbers
French police have thwarted a gang which were planning to rob an armoured truck of its load of precious metals in Switzerland.
Eight people aged between 30 and 50 were arrested in a forest in Collonges in the Pays de Gex.
French and Geneva police worked together to track down the highly professional gang. Police also seized radio jammers, automatic weapons and explosives.
They only communicated using encrypted phones.
Armoured truck robberies are a particular problem in French speaking Switzerland. In the last three years, 6 trucks have been hit.