Security van which was blown apart during a robbery on Thursday in Rydaholm in southern Sweden

Fresh wave of violent cash robberies

There has been a new series of attacks on security vans and banks, but police say on the whole, raiders are getting away with less cash.

On Thursday there were four such robberies and in once instance explosives were used to blow the roof off the vehicle near Växjö, in the south of Sweden.

Last year cash machines ran out of money after security staff held temporary protests following a number of violent attacks.

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