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Armed robbers escape after bank heist

7 Aug 2012, 11:43

Published: 07 Aug 2012 11:43 GMT+02:00

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The men had tried to rob a bank in Töcksfors just after 8.30am on Tuesday, and eyewitnesses saw the trio escaping with blue bags, guns, and one female member of staff.

The woman was however released immediately after they had made their getaway.

The deputy CEO of the bank is yet to comment on how much money they took, or indeed if they managed to get away with any loot at all.

“The crime is currently being labelled as preparation for bank robbery,” said Per Ström of the Värmland police to the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Ten police patrols and a police helicopter are currently searching for the trio, who are believed to be driving a blue Volvo after having torched the white Volvo in which they had fled the scene.

The getaway vehicle was found just under two kilometres from the Norwegian border, burnt out.

“We believe they changed to a blue Volvo V70, which we are currently searching for,” said Leif Hultman of the Värmland police to the paper.

Police have alerted Norwegian authorities of the escapees, and are currently interviewing witnesses and bank staff, none of whom is injured.

It is believed that the men were armed with AK4 automatic weapons.

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13:41 August 7, 2012 by Nousheen
Due to increase street crime one should be alert every time.

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13:46 August 7, 2012 by Vstrommer71
To the author

I guess you meant to write AK47 (Kalashnikoff) guns.In fact policemen were very lucky that weren't be shot with these!

Nowdays in Greece these are more common than waterpistols :-)
14:51 August 7, 2012 by Rishonim
This will just be another unsolvable case with Swedish police. They would be incapable to catch a blind tetraplegian man in an electric wheelchair.
16:23 August 7, 2012 by cathrine
to Vstrommer .. AK4 is the automatic riffle used by swedish army and is easy to get bullets for cus u can use .308 amunition wich is a popular cal for hunting .. lots of ak4 in sweden since they were handed out to homesoldiers ... ak47 is russian guns and moore then likely the robbers were using ak4 , but being in greece u dont know what kind of guns we use in sweden ,,

i live just where the robbery was done ,, and we have had the police choppers around all day .. still no news if they found them yet ,, police still searching , but agree with u that it was good no one got shot ...
17:21 August 7, 2012 by playmobil
AK4 this is local criminality
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