Unibanka robbed of 20,000 lats

  • 1998-08-20
  • By Daniel Silva
RIGA - A woman held hostage following a bank robbery in Sigulda is being hailed as a heroine by authorities investigating the case.On Aug. 11, a masked man entered the Unibanka branch on Rigas Street and threatened to set off explosives he claimed were in his suitcase if his demands for cash were not met. As soon as the masked man entered the building, an alert employee switched on a silent alarm that notified police the bank was being robbed. Police and national guards reacted quickly and arrived while the criminal was still on the premises collecting his money.A tense standoff ensued as t...
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