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Fake Police Steal $2M in Electronics

Robbers pretending to be police officers have seized two trucks transporting electronic equipment worth 62 million rubles ($2 million) in St. Petersburg, Interfax reported Thursday.

The attackers, who wore police uniforms, stopped the vehicles in the city’s Krasnogvardeisky district and handcuffed the two drivers, both Belarussian citizens, as well as a private guard accompanying them, threatening the victims with machine guns.

The drivers and the guard were held for 10 hours in a forest in Leningrad region and then released, while the trucks and the equipment have disappeared, a law enforcement source told Interfax.

RIA-Novosti said the incident took place Tuesday but was only reported Thursday.

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