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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.

(MT)


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