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Fake Cops Steal $326,000

Four men dressed in OMON riot police uniforms and masks robbed an unidentified man on Moscow’s Arbat on Monday, making off with 10 million rubles ($326,000) he had just retrieved from his bank account, RIA-Novosti reported.

The armed assailants beat up the man as he emerged from a bank with his bodyguard, the report said, citing investigators.

The bodyguard was also beaten and robbed of his gun.

The attackers fled in a minivan with stolen license plates.

Police were on the lookout for the robbers, who were probably tipped off that the bank’s client planned to withdraw the cash, the report said.


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