This picture taken on July 1, 2018 in Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris shows a auto abandoned by French armed robber Redoine Faid at parking in a O'Parinor shopping mall after his escape onboard a helicopter from a prison in Reau.
Redoine Faid, 46, escaped the Reau prison south of Paris after armed men broke into the facility and created a diversion, officials said.
"An armed commando group landed in the courtyard of the Sud-Francilien prison in Reau while he was in the visitors' room", the authority said.
The helicopter was later found in a north-eastern suburb of the French capital, they said, adding that a police search has been launched across the entire Paris region.
But perhaps the most unbelievable thing about Redoine Faid's prison break is that it's the second time he's done it. In 2013, he took four prison guards hostage, then used dynamite to blasted his way out, fleeing in a waiting getaway auto, only to be recaptured six weeks later.
He was on the run for six weeks and had changed his appearance before police captured him in a hotel with an accomplice.
Gareth Southgate rests Harry Kane for England v Belgium
Belgium started the better, Jordan Pickford looking nervous early on as he just about beat away a dipping Youri Tielemans effort. When Belgium and England play in the last 16 their lineups will bear little resemblance to those fielded on Thursday.
Durant signing 1-and-1 contract with Warriors
Grant's agent, Happy Walters, confirmed Grant's decision in a text message to The Associated Press . Marc Stein of The New York Times said that Durant will be paid $30.5 million next season.
Ignoring Trump, House Republicans fail to pass immigration bill
Recently, a hard line bill by Republicans was also defeated, as was an attempt to pass a law in the Senate, the upper chamber. Multiple GOP aides say they have waited for direction from the administration on what the President wants from Congress .
Faid was jailed for 25 years for the death of a young policewoman killed during a botched robbery in 2010.
Redoine Faid, France's notorious gangster dramatically flew away from a prison after his associates hitched him a ride in a hijacked helicopter. Police believe Faid was transferred to a waiting getaway vehicle, which was also found ditched.
He fled with three accomplices, according to the sources.
The 2010 robbery that he was imprisoned for involved the shooting of a female police officer.
In 2009, Faid wrote a book titled "Robber: Cities of Organized Crime", in which he explored his childhood growing up in Paris' marginalised neighbourhoods, or banlieues. One of his prison supervisors said that Faid had never had any conflict with staff, "but we must always be wary".
The brochure included no mention of a courtyard - large enough for a light utility helicopter such as, say, an Aerospatiale Alouette II - that would, notably, be the only part of the prison not covered by "anti-helicopter netting", according to the Associated Press. "Behind all his manners - he is very polite - he always hid his game", the supervisor said.