Knights in shining armour steal cash
A GANG of thieves dressed as knights and armed with a sword and an axe has robbed the organisers of a medieval festival in northeast France and made off with more than $23,000.
The theft took place as organisers were counting revenues from the festival in Bitche, near the French border with Germany.
“According to witnesses, there were three or four individuals, masked and wearing medieval attire,” a police spokesman says.
They struck one of the organisers with the handle of the axe and escaped with the cash.
Police have opened an investigation and interviewed several witnesses.
The Medievales Europeennes de Bitche is one of France’s largest festivals of medieval culture and last year was attended by more than 11,000 people.