The armed raiders that hit a Parisian branch of the popular, low-cost clothing store, Primark, have now returned the loot and asked for a full refund.
The thieves admit they would also accept some money-off vouchers due to the poor quality of the banknotes they snatched in a daring raid earlier today.
Speaking to journalists at Le Monde newspaper, one member of the gang said, “The notes were in a shocking condition for the most part, some had food stains on them, while others were dog-eared and even torn.”
“It’s just not acceptable and one of the lads has taken them back and will be asking to see the manager about a refund, or some vouchers.”
Experts have insisted the thieves should have known better than to try and get top-quality cash from a store like Primark, though the firm themselves have apologised.
A spokesman for the retailer told us,”We can’t apologise enough for the sub-standard quality of the swag the robbers took.”
“Rest assured we are taking this very seriously and have already decided to give every member of the gang a pair of Taiwanese socks and an item of cheap chav jewelry by way of expressing our regret.”