Bulgaria's Blagoevgrad Witnesses Overnight Crime Wave

Crime | August 27, 2011, Saturday // 13:14
Bulgaria's Blagoevgrad Witnesses Overnight Crime Wave: Bulgaria's Blagoevgrad Witnesses Overnight Crime Wave One person was arrested in the southern city of Blagoevgrad after two or more people opened fire at the local police searching for the perpetrators of two overnight robberies. File photo

Two stores have been robbed at gunpoint in the southern Bulgarian city of Blagoevgrad Friday night.

The armed robberies have been followed by a gunfight which happened in the very downtown of the city around 9:30 am Saturday. There are no reported injuries.

The robberies occurred overnight. Police is searching for the perpetrators.

According to initial police reports, one of the robbed facilities has been a jewelry store.

The gunfire happened when the thieves opened fire at the police.

Witnesses further say that a female Blagoevgrad resident's car has been high-jacked at gunpoint by two men Saturday morning as she had been getting ready to take the driver's seat. The two tried to flee in the stolen vehicle at the moment police arrived at the location. The street had a dead-end and the criminals, unable to escape, opened fire. Residents report hearing about 5 to 6 shots.

One person has been arrested. The other(s) managed to escape on foot and police is on the lookout for them.

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