Raiders on the run after million-lita heist

  • 2007-10-15
  • From wire reports
VILNIUS -- Armed attackers carried off more than 1 million litas (289,900 euros) following a daring raid on security staff in Vilnius on Oct. 14.

The attack occurred next to a grocery store in the suburbs of the Lithuanian capital when one security collector went inside the store to collect the cash, leaving the unarmed driver inside the vehicle.

The driver was attacked by two or three men who fired several shots into the air and the vehicle, threw the driver into the back of the minivan and drove off.

The suspects then grabbed several money bags from the vehicle and ran away, leaving the collector and the car.

Nobody was injured during the attack. The police had not detained any suspects by Monday morning.

The store was the last point on the route of collectors on Sunday evening after a day of collecting money from various businesses, which explains the large size of the raiders' haul.