This story is just too funny for words....
Bank robbers in Sweden carry out perfect heist - but flee empty-handed. Canadian Press
Friday, February 28, 2003
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Police in northern Sweden said there was an elaborate bank heist Friday involving explosives, diversionary manoeuvres and multiple getaway cars. One glitch: the robbers didn't get any money.
A rural bank was damaged by two explosions in Brunflo, 540 kilometres northwest of Stockholm, while police were occupied investigating a suspicious package outside the regional police station about 20 kilometres to the north.
No one was injured in the blasts at the bank, but the explosions ripped open an automatic teller machine, police spokesman Aake Mortaigne said.
The explosions also triggered dye-packs, which sprayed money inside the machine with ink, rendering the notes useless, he said.
Witnesses told police they saw six suspects carrying automatic weapons with laser sights flee the scene in a dark-coloured car. A car matching the description was found burned out a few kilometres away, where police believe the robbers had another car waiting.
Police had no other clues about the suspects, and said they fled without taking any cash.
A bomb squad blew up the package, which was spotted outside the police station an hour before the bank explosions. No one was injured and it wasn't immediately clear whether the package contained explosives.
Mortaigne said the package probably was placed by the bank robbers as a diversion in what he called the most elaborate bank robbery plot ever in the mountainous region.
"All that work for nothing," he said.
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02-28-2003, 05:52 PM #1
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02-28-2003, 11:41 PM #2
Geez.... didn't those guys realize that there isn't any money in Sweden.... it is all tied up in Biki Stocks....."No one ever called the Fire Department for doing something smart..."
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