New 'Refugee' Incident Reported in Bulgarian CapitalCrime | December 3, 2013, Tuesday // 09:59| views
There is increased police presence in Bulgaria's capital Sofia over the unprecedented for the country refugee wave, file photo
A Syrian citizen has attacked a shopkeeper in the Bulgarian capital Sofia Monday night.
The attacker has been fended off by another customer inside the store, the public radio, BNR, informs.
The 34 -year-old Syrian has been taken into custody to the 5th Police Precinct. He has a temporary resident permit. His motive for the attack remains unclear, but it is assumed that it was robbery.
The man had USD 2 000 on him during the arrest and had not offered explanations about the origin of the money.
Meanwhile, the police in Sofia informed that a second person has been arrested for the brutal beating of two Syrians and a Lebanese national on Slivnitsa Blvd in Sofia on Sunday night.
All three victims have refugee status. They were attacked by a dozen strangers at a fast food restaurant. The assailants beat the refugees and robbed them of money and documents.
Police assuage fears of further tensions, saying they have beefed up patrols in downtown Sofia.
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