Bulgaria Police Prevent Bank Theft by Shooting at Robbers

Crime | November 18, 2009, Wednesday // 16:35|  views

Police foiled a dawn bank robbery in the north west village of Hairedin on Wednesday. Photo by BGNES

Officers from the police station in the north west Bulgarian village of Hairedin foiled an attempted robbery of a local branch of DSK Bank early on Wednesday.

The bank’s security system was triggered at around 4.30 am. Two policemen who went to the scene in response discovered three men inside the bank and another two waiting outside for them.

The disguised robbers ignored the policemen’s warning to freeze; instead, they threw a metal bar at one of the armed officers, who fired off a few rounds, the Vratsa branch of the Interior Ministry has announced.

Nothing was stolen from the bank, according to the police.

The robbers and their vehicle were later detained by special police forces, on the road between Vratsa and Byala Slatina.

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Tags: Hairedin, Vratsa, DSK Bank, robbery, police


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