A group of criminals attacked the night of Sunday to Monday at the Cathedral of Oloron-Sainte-Marie, in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques. Europe 1 explains that the facts occurred around 3 am with a ram-car.
The individuals, hooded, used a tree trunk attached to a vehicle. They then looted part of the building's treasure, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
Local residents warned the gendarmes. Quickly on the scene, the latter put to flight the thieves, who abandoned a vehicle.
Questioned by France Bleu Bearn, Mayor Herve Lucbereilh declares that "the value of this treasure is invaluable". All goldsmithing has been looted. The looters sawed the protective grates.
As this photo of "The Republic of the Pyrenees" shows, a medieval wooden door on one side of the cathedral was sunk during the attack.
Surveys have already been carried out by the scientific gendarmerie. Franceinfo specifies that cameras are installed on the forecourt. The territorial brigade of the gendarmerie is in charge of the investigation.