Masked duo robs bank in Bulgarian capital Sofia

Two armed men robbed a branch of Allianz Bank in Bulgarian capital Sofia on October 23, taking about 60 000 leva, Bulgarian media reported.

The robbery happened at about 8.45am on October 23, at the Allianz Bank branch on Dondukov Boulevard. The two men were wearing motorbike helmets and had a gun, which they used to threaten two bank employees and the guard on duty. No one was injured.

Eye-witnesses, quoted by Bulgarian news agency BTA, said that the two men left the bank on foot and got on a motorbike further down the street. According to local broadcaster Darik Radio, the bank branch had the cash delivered just minutes earlier.

Police officers continued the investigation and the area was sealed off.

This is the latest major bank robbery in Sofia after the April robbery in which two men stole 200 000 leva from a United Bulgarian Bank branch in Studentski Grad borough. The perpetrators of that robbery have not been caught.

(Photo: Bart Groenhuizen/



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