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2 Gunned Down in Internet Cafe Robbery

Two employees at an Internet cafe in the Volgograd region town of Mikhailovka were gunned down Monday night during a robbery, Interfax reported Tuesday.

Police said a burglar entered the cafe around 4:30 a.m. and fired at employees using a sawed-off shotgun before escaping with a computer containing footage from surveillance cameras and a safe containing 1,500 rubles ($50).   

Two cafe employees, a 22-year-old manager and a 29-year-old security guard, died from their wounds. Police said they identified the robber as a 24-year-old unemployed local.

Charges of murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms have been filed. They carry maximum prison sentences of 15 years, eight years and three years, respectively.

(MT)

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