France: Keys to the Kingdom

Keys to the Kingdom

Claude Guerrero, a Brink's security officer, was watching television in his apartment near Paris one evening last week when four or five gunmen carrying walkie-talkies and wearing masks and bulletproof vests burst into the room. While one of the intruders held his family hostage, Guerrero was whisked away in a car to the Brink's main warehouse where he worked, some 15 miles away in the northwest Paris suburb of Colombes.

Along the way, Guerrero informed his captors that he did not have all the keys needed to open the facility's double-door system. Some were in the possession of another Brink's security...

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