Judicial investigation initiated into robbery of Tunisia's Consulate General in Lyon | Tunisia News Gazette

Judicial investigation initiated into robbery of Tunisia’s Consulate General in Lyon

A judicial investigation has been initiated into the robbery committed last Saturday at dawn by strangers of Tunisia’s Consulate General in Lyon, France, announced the Foreign Ministry.

According to the first elements of the investigation, a large number of blank passports, whose serial numbers have been identified, administrative papers as well as Euro 4,000 were stolen, adds the same source.

The Ministry pointed out that the competent authorities cancelled the serial numbers of the stolen passports to become unusable.

A team from the Ministry travelled to the scene on Sunday to investigate the incident and delineate the responsibilities of each one, the press release specifies.

The French authorities undertook in co-ordination with the Tunisian consular authorities, to investigate the case to identify the perpetrators and prosecute them, it adds.

The Foreign department underlined that the Consulate had to suspend its services last Saturday because of the continuation of the investigation. Work has resumed on July 11th, stressing that this incident would have no impact on the interests of Tunisians residing in the area covered by the Consulate General of Lyon. They can retrieve their administrative documents on time, according to the same source.

Source: TAP News Agency

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