Bernard Tapie and his wife attacked while breaking into their home: What we know

Mainly, Bernard Tapie and his wife Dominique suffered violence during a break-in at their home, according to a police source from Agence France Presse.

Bernard Tapie and his wife Dominique were attacked Saturday night during a break-in at their home in the Paris region. We learned this from a source close to the investigation.

They were asleep when four people broke into their home in Combs-la-Ville, Seine-et-Marne, beat them and handcuffed them before leaving with their loot.

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– Stéphane Tapie (@TapieStephane) April 4, 2021

The two victims were not hospitalized

The 78-year-old businessman was mostly “hit on the head with a baton” but the two victims were not hospitalized, AFP told Melun prosecutor Béatrice Angelelli, who added jewelry had been stolen.

Dominique Tapie “was pulled by the hair because there was treasure that needed to be found … Of course there was no treasure and the violence was all the stronger when they couldn’t find anything,” said LR City Mayor Guy Geoffroy, who saw the couple after the attack.

Bernard Tapie’s wife “has been beaten many times and her face bears the marks,” reported the mayor, describing the attack as “unthinkable and shameful”. “Bernard Tapie is a little tired from the disease and the treatments,” he added.

“The therapy is solid”

“They are in shock, but the tapies are solid,” said Guy Geoffroy, who has known the businessman for 20 years and who owns a house in Combs-la-Ville, “Le moulin du Breuil,” some forty kilometers south-east from Paris.

“My grandfather refused to be taken to the hospital, he stayed at home, he was incapacitated, very tired,” said the businessman’s grandson, Rodolphe Tapie. Reached by BFMTV, he did not want to speak, but assured him that he was doing very well. The Elysee said President Emmanuel Macron called Bernard Tapie.

The burglars entered a first-floor window without attracting the guards’ attention and, according to a source close to the investigation, stole two watches, including a Rolex, earrings, bracelets and a ring. The Versailles PJ was confiscated from this investigation for aggravated theft by force and foreclosure, another source close to the investigation told AFP.

The former president of OM suffers from double cancer of the stomach and esophagus.