Escaped French criminal Redoine Faid had small team of loyal accomplices

05 July, 2018, 08:06 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Police examine the scene where the helicopter used in the jailbreak was abandoned

In 2013, he took four prison guards hostage, then used dynamite to blasted his way out, fleeing in a waiting getaway vehicle, only to be recaptured six weeks later.

Three armed accomplices were involved in the escape and hacked through a lock that gave them access to a hallway where Fair was waiting with his brothers, Agence France-Presse reported, citing sources close to the case.

Video taken by another inmate at Reau prison in the Paris region shows Faid make his daring escape from the prison grounds.

At a Paris film festival in April 2009, Faid approached Michael Mann, director of the 1995 gangster film "Heat" starring Al Pacino and Robert Niro, telling him: "You were my technical adviser".

Investigators transport an Alouette II helicopter allegedly abandoned by French prisoner Redoine Faid and suspected accomplices after his escape from prison on Sunday.

France's justice minister said Monday that several drones were spotted flying over Reau Prison south of Paris a few months ago.

Faid was in prison for the murder of a police officer on a 25-year sentence.

Staying on the run will become increasingly expensive for Faid as he tries to avoid capture, but authorities said they have no clear sense of how much money the serial robber of banks and armored trucks had stashed away from his previous crimes.

Faid's brother, Brahim, was visiting him at the time of the escape.

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He was later released with no physical injuries.

However, Faid has strong links to Israel, and it is feared he may be trying to flee there. Gunmen then took Faid from the visiting room and fled in the helicopter.

Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said a helicopter landed in a courtyard, which was not covered by any nets.

Almost 3,000 French police have been recruited to search for the criminal, who had escaped prison once before.

Belloubet said Sunday that the gang probably used drones to stake out the seven-year-old prison, which was built on a site surrounded by fields to give a clear view in every direction - specifically to prevent breakouts.

Redoine Faid, 46, breaks out of the prison with the help of two accomplices.

Faid was serving a 25-year sentence for a botched robbery in which a young policewoman was killed; though the gangster claims he had nothing to do with her death.

Before that incident, Faid had been released from prison after convincing the parole board that he renounced his criminal past.

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