A wealthy wine tycoon known as the ‘Pope of Bordeaux’ and his wife ‘were held at gunpoint in their mansion by a gang who stole £ 87,000 worth of watches and money’
- Five men stand trial for robbing wealthy wine tycoon and his wife
- Bernard Magrez, 85, was reportedly detained at gunpoint in his Bordeaux mansion
- Mr. Magrez is a multimillionaire who owns more than 40 wine châteaux
Five men are on trial for robbing a wealthy wine tycoon and his wife in France.
A sixth suspect faces charges of complicity.
Bernard Magrez, 85, was reportedly held at gunpoint in his Bordeaux mansion by thieves who had pierced a window on the night of January 11, 2018.
Bernard Magrez, 85, (pictured above) was reportedly detained at gunpoint in his Bordeaux mansion by thieves who broke through a window.
Masked intruders allegedly proceeded to take money and luxury watches from the property, according to a report from The Telegraph.
Mr. Magrez, also known as “Pope of Bordeaux”, is a multimillionaire who owns more than 40 wine châteaux across the country.
During the alleged theft, Mr. Magrez and his wife were taken into the house by the intruders in search of cash and other valuables.
Mr Magrez’s lawyer, Pierre Blazy, told media France Bleu: “ It was terrifying. His wife has been threatened.
“ They said they would cut off his hands and take him to Spain. It was horrible. A gun in his head.
The thieves tied the couple up before stealing a collection of watches worth £ 87,000 (€ 100,000), money and other items.
The couple were not physically injured in the incident, but are now demanding answers.
Speaking during an appearance before the Bordeaux Criminal Court, Mr Magrez said: ‘I want to know who betrayed me, gave them all the information to enter my home, find the keys to my car and everything else.
“They were fully informed.
The trial continues.