Currency Storage Depot Robbed
Parts of the center of the southern Swedish city of Jönköping have been sealed off after a robbery at a currency storage depot Friday morning.
Between 4 and 7 armed robbers attacked the depot, which is operated by the Securitas company, storing currency before it is taken to automatic teller machines. According to reports, four guards were taken captive and locked in a vehicle.
No injuries have been reported. The robbers escaped, two on motorcycles, the others in a car which was later found. The police believe it may have been booby-trapped, and have evacuated that part of the city.
After the robbery last week of a Securitas armored car, deliveries to many of Sweden’s ATMs were halted until new security guidelines could be implemented.