Burglars bore into bank

For the second weekend in a row, thieves attempted to rob a Paris bank by boring into the building’s basement, but police said they fled empty-handed this time.

PARIS — For the second weekend in a row, thieves attempted to rob a Paris bank by boring into the building’s basement, but police said they fled empty-handed this time. The would-be bandits followed a sewer tunnel beneath a BNP Paribas branch in central Paris, then cut a hole from the tunnel into the bank about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Paris police said. But they took off shortly sans cash before police arrived without reaching the bank’s vault, they said.

The unsuccessful heist occurred a week after a successful raid on a Credit Lyonnais branch in the French capital.