ST. PETERSBURG, July 10. /ITAR-TASS/. A group of unidentified camouflaged men assaulted cash-in-transit guards in St. Petersburg late on Thursday, the Interior Ministry department for the Leningrad region reports on its website.
According to police, the assault took place at 10, Chudnovskya Street at around 18:35 Moscow time. The raiders threatened the cash collectors with objects that looked very much like submachine guns. Then, they put them in handcuffs, took bags with cash away from the guards and drove away.
Experts are trying to establish how much money was in the bags.
Police have launched an operation to find and detain the assaulters.