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Cash Shortages after Armor Car Heist

Published fredag 4 november 2005 kl 11.16

There may be a shortage of currency in Swedish ATMs within the next few days.

Drivers with the Swedish security company Securitas stopped work Thursday in Sweden’s three largest cities after two of their colleagues were injured during an armored car robbery.

Two masked men carrying machine guns held up the transport, which was carrying an undisclosed amount of cash. The two women guards were injured, one seriously, when the vehicle was blown up. The robbers fled successfully in a stolen car.

Following a series of violent armored car robberies here, there have been calls for police escorts for the deliveries of cash and valuables.

In a press release the National Police Board says that some will be escorted, but they lack the resources to protect every armored car delivery.

There has been no suggestion that the security guards involved be armed.

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