"M.O.? The M.O. is They're Good...."

Someone in France has seen "Heat" too many times.

A witness claimed that they gang was armed with kalashnikovs and had placed a blaring police siren on one of their vehicles to halt the van. After a brief exchange of gunfire with local police, the gunmen managed to escape aboard several vehicles that were later abandoned and set on fire.

"This was a very organised gang," said Marseille prosecutor Jacques Dallest.