Last weekend me and my girlfriend landed in Paris at around 10:15 AM We landed at terminal 2B on a flight from Luton & had no bags in the hold so went straight through passport control (quite literally as the guard barely looked at my passport or my partners) and started to try and find our way to the RER station for a transfer to Paris city centre. Whilst en route to the station inside the terminal building we were offered a taxi by what looked like a rogue taxi driver we pleasantly said no and carried on. After getting some tickets at the manned desk at the RER station at terminal 2 we made our way down the escalator and to the platform where there was a train in the platform (platform 11) waiting to leave. We boarded the train at the nearest doors to the bottom of the escalator and were stood up as nearly all the seats were taken. We were the only two people stood up and we were stood next to the opposite doors to which we had boarded the train. After a 3 or 4 minute wait the train left and made the short journey to Terminal 1 station. At this point I should mention I had a smallish wheel bag & my partners hold all bag over my shoulder. She had her handbag over her shoulder. As the doors opened at Terminal 1 there was a huge guy of African appearance stood right at the doors and he began to snatch my partners bag off her shoulder. I managed to get a hand to one of the straps but he yanked it that hard he almost fell over. He then sprinted along the platform through the panic door and gone. I wasn’t prepared to give chase as we had other luggage, was in massive shock and my partner was hysterical. Thankfully I had the passports, the mobile phones and the flight tickets, but he snatched an expensive handbag with my partners purse in including 600 Euros, her cards and her ipad. Now before anyone mentions that we are stupid for carrying 600 euro on us and in one place I am aware this was a daft costly mistake but the whole point of this piece is to help people learn from our mistakes (not go over and over about them as I have many times in my head) and make people aware that the RER B is a dangerous intimidating line to use. Thankfully we are insured for all the possessions taken and after being taken to the police station by the kindest good Samaritan I have ever met (a young French gentleman who could speak great English) we got the required documents and got a taxi to our hotel. I just wish I had done this in the first place, but I live in London and use the tube/train system daily so I though using a similar system in Paris wouldn’t be an issue. I have to say as well that the French police were absolutely fantastic. They were very compassionate to my partner who was utterly devastated and myself. Thumbs up to them as they were truly professional and really welcoming after such a horrible incident. After reading many online reviews and speaking to the police I believe that we had been spotted in the airport and this was a well executed planned attack. I also believe that even if we had been sat down the man would have come on the train for the bag, this guy was the sort of man you wouldn’t be arguing with and purely relies on the size of his presence to pray on people. Please all be careful when using the RER and for the sake of 30 euro difference if travelling as a two get a taxi, its way safer. Me and my partner are in our mid twenties so don’t think these guys prey on older people or people with huge suitcases they prey on anyone they see fit to having money, documents and electrical goods coming fresh from the airport so that means everyone needs to be on alert. Paris is a beautiful city far more so than London but is ruined by rife crime that in my opinion is out of control. I didn’t feel safe at night, was followed at least twice in four days and so many situations where you just know that crime could potentially or is taking place. The authorities really need to get a strong hold on what is going on as it is going to deter so many people from going there. If you’re heading over there learn from our mistake and please stay safe and enjoy it. Best Regards.