BGN 20 000 Stolen in Bulgaria Currency Exchange Robbery

Crime | November 26, 2009, Thursday // 11:52
Bulgaria: BGN 20 000 Stolen in Bulgaria Currency Exchange Robbery A currency exchange was robbed Thursday in the southern Bulgarian town of Svilengrad. Photo by BGNES

BGN 20 000 were stolen in an armed robbery at a currency exchange in the southern Bulgarian border town of Svilengrad.

The raid happened at 4:50 am Thursday as two armed men broke in a local currency exchange using a metal pipe, and threatened the cashier.

The 23-year-old woman was so shocked she failed to press the panic button in order to alert the police. The case is under investigation.

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