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Burglars steal two million euros in Italy

They used two cars to escape from the scene
21:45, 4 January 2019
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The Italian police are searching for the robbers, who have stolen 2.3 million euros after catching the cash transit van on a highway, reports BBC. 

‘The gang of four blocked off the van with two lorries on State Highway 96 near Bari, then fired into the air to intimidate the guards, local media say. Two mechanical diggers were used like can openers to prise open the back of the vehicle and get at the cash,’ reads the message.  

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It is noted that the three security guards didn't get hurt in the attack.  

The masked robbers, said to have automatic weapons, escaped in two cars and the highway was shut for several hours as the police investigated. 

The money had been intended to pay pensions in the nearby town of Matera.

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