Gunmen steal $1.1M from Sarajevo post office

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina --

Robbers wearing police uniforms and armed with automatic weapons stormed a post office in central Sarajevo and stole hundreds of thousands of euros as security guards watched the Euro 2008 soccer final, media reported Tuesday.

Sarajevo police confirmed that an undetermined number of armed men robbed the post office at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, injuring three guards, one of them seriously. The getaway van was later found burned in a Sarajevo suburb. Police would not disclose further details.

Local media reported that guards were beaten up by ten men wearing police uniforms. Post office security guards were watching the Spain-Germany finals on television when the well-organized group surprised them and stole euro700,000 (US$1.1 million), Sarajevo daily newspaper Dnevni Avaz reported Tuesday.


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