Bus driver shot, passengers robbed

  • 1998-08-27
  • By Daniel Silva
RIGA - A bus driver was shot, and his passengers were robbed, on a lonely stretch of road linking Balvi to Rezekne the evening of Aug. 17.The bus, which is privately run, was traveling to the Guriunai market in Vilnius when it was stopped by three masked men about 50 meters from a railway crossing.As the bus traveled through the wooded area, one robber stood in its path and gestured to the driver to stop. When he refused, the other two shot the glass at the front of the bus, seriously injuring the driver.The bandits then boarded the bus and threatened the lives of the 38 passengers with a p...
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