most wanted man has escaped from his Paris prison in a helicopter.
Heavily armed men helped Redoine Faid escape the jail in Reau in the daring jailbreak on Sunday.
The escape lasted a matter of minutes, with three accomplices flying away from the area along with 46-year-old Faid, sources said.
Incredibly, it’s not the first time Faid has been involved in a spectacular jailbreak.
In 2013, he used dynamite to blow his way out of a prison in northern France, and remained on the run for six weeks.
Faid, a notorious career thief, once managed to talk his way out of a 10-year sentence by convincing parole officials he was a changed man who regretted his past actions.
But in April, he was sentenced to 25 years for masterminding a May 2010 armed robbery that turned into a gunfight, killing a female police officer.
Faid said his life of crime was inspired by films such as Scarface, and has co-authored two books about his time in gangs in the suburbs of Paris.