9 Nov 2009

Driver suspected in bank heist becomes internet star

11:52 am on 9 November 2009

A security van driver in France who is suspected of making off with 11.6 million euros in cash has become a rising star on the web.

Several Facebook groups have cropped up to discuss the heist allegedly carried out by Tony Musulin, 39, who disappeared from the central city of Lyon on Thursday morning.

Two co-workers at the Loomis security firm who had briefly stepped out of the van to run an errand returned to find that he had disappeared. Three hours later the vehicle was found empty in an area nearby.

A Europe-wide hunt has been underway since Friday for the man who apparently fled with 49 sacks of bills picked up from the Bank of France in Lyon.

Lyon prosecutors have said the inside job appears to be a first in France.