France: Disabled man killed for his bag in botched robbery, 2 Algerians arrested

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment but sadly died the following day from his injuries

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French police officers stand guard. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

Two Algerian nationals, aged 22 and 26, were indicted and placed in pre-trial detention on Monday after being arrested on suspicion of murdering a disabled man during a robbery gone wrong.

As reported by French newspaper Le Figaro, the attack took place on Friday shortly after 1 a.m. on a street in the 13th district of Paris, in the Poterne-des-Peupliers district. A group of assailants punched and kicked the victim, eventually delivering a fatal blow to the 49-year-old man as they attempted to steal his bag before fleeing the scene.

The victim was spotted laying on the ground conscious by a passer-by shortly after the attack. He was subsequently taken to a hospital with a major wound to his skull. He was able to explain to authorities what had happened but sadly died the following day from his injuries.

Two of the attackers were tracked down by French authorities and detained; they were indicted on Sunday, while a third was placed in an administrative detention center.

All have now been charged with “robbery with violence resulting in death without intent.”

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