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It's raining money
12 May 2014 @ 11:07

A THWARTED armed bank robbery in a north-western city left the streets awash with loose 20- and 50-euro notes this week when the thieves dropped the safe on the road and it burst open.

One of the witnesses said: “It was like cowboy film, straight out of the Wild West.”

National Police were called out when four known serial armed robbers, described as 'very dangerous and violent', burst into a branch of NovaGalicia bank in Coia, near Vigo, a provincial capital just above the Portuguese border.

The intruders fired two shots in the air to scare the employees into handing over the safe, which caused widespread terror among the customers.

When confronted by a human chain of armed police officers, the robbers attempted to flee the scene, dropping the safe deposit box as they did so.

Literally hundreds of bank notes were scattered all over the street, and passers-by helped the police collect them up, even rescuing them from under parked cars.



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