Two suspects believed to have perpetrated the attack on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris have reportedly robbed a service station in northern France before fleeing the scene.
Radical Islamists Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, brothers that are the main suspects behind the deadly shooting at the Paris headquarters of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, are believed to have been responsible for an armed robbery of a service station in northern France.
Food and petrol was stolen in an armed robbery of a service station in Villers-Cotterets, in northern France’s Aisne region, with a shop assistant reportedly seeing Kalashnikovs and rocket-propelled grenade launchers openly stored in their car.
The men fled the scene in a car, whose license plates were purposefully covered, and counter-terrorism police arrived on the scene at the petrol station.
It is believed that the brothers may be heading for a large forested area northeast of Paris.
Following the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, large numbers of people around the world have shown their respect and sympathy for the tragic event. The phrase ‘Je Suis Charlie’ (I am Charlie) has been adopted to show respect.