Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Armed robbers steal CZK 30 million from van in Moravia

22 February 2013

Olomouc, North Moravia, Feb 21 (CTK) - Armed robbers held up an armoured vehicle carrying money and they stole 30 million crowns from it in Premyslovice village in the vicinity of Prostejov Thursday, the Hitradio Orion local radio channel has reported.

The robbers were armed with shotguns and an automatic rifle, the radio said.

Regional police spokeswoman Irena Urbankova confirmed the holdup to CTK without elaborating.

No one was probably injured in the holdup, according to CTK sources.

"I can confirm that a van transporting money was held up in Premyslovice this morning. We are heading for the spot and will release further details later," Urbankova told CTK.

The radio reported that masked robbers shot the windscreen of the armoured vehicle to pieces, but no one was probably injured.

Police with automatic rifles are patrolling the roads in the whole district.

"Police patrols are checking all cars riding in various directions. they are watching the border as well," one of the policemen told CTK.

A similar case occurred near Bruntal, north Moravia last week when unknown perpetrators held up a van of a company providing cash transports. However, they stole a mere 50,000 crowns.

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