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French Terror Suspects allegedly rob store

Published:Thursday | January 8, 2015 | 4:44 PM
This screen grab made yesterday, shows the website of French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and French text reading 'I am Charlie', following a deadly attack at the newspapers office in Paris. - AP

The two main suspects in the Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris are said to have robbed a service station in the north of France.



According to a French media report, they stole food and petrol, firing shots as they struck at the roadside stop near Villers-Cotterets in the Aisne region.



France has observed a minute's silence for the 12 people killed at the office of the satirical magazine.



Earlier in the day, a gunman shot dead a policewoman south of Paris.



A second person was seriously injured in the attack in Montrouge, after which the gunman fled.



It is unclear if the attack is related to the pursuit of prime suspects Cherif and Said Kouachi.



According to the manager of the service station that was robbed on the RN2 road in Aisne, the attackers fit the description of the two men, and were heavily armed with Kalashnikovs and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.



They are said to have driven off in the direction of Paris in a Renault Clio car, apparently the same vehicle hijacked in Paris soon after the Charlie Hebdo attack.



According to French commercial channel BFMTV, police are monitoring all of the main entry roads into the capital.



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