In a spectacular robbery, two armed and masked men wedged and robbed a money transporter with their cars at a motorway exit in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The robbers are on the run, said the police in Neubrandenburg on Thursday. They are armed with submachine guns. According to previous knowledge, the stolen cash boxes contained an amount in the millions, the police said.
According to initial investigations, the men had previously managed to get large concrete blocks to the A20 slip road near Gützkow (West Pomerania-Greifswald). The van was unable to escape when, early in the morning, it was forced to stop by a car driving in front of it and blocked from behind by the second vehicle.
After using various tools to gain access to the money transporter's transport space, the perpetrators set the money transporter and one of their two murder vehicles on fire. The police said they fled in a van in the direction of Neubrandenburg.
The investigators set up checkpoints on the A20 and on two federal highways in the region and checked the occupants. The driver and passenger of the money transporter were not injured, but they received medical care. According to the police, it was initially unclear whether and in what amount the perpetrators stole cash. The search for the perpetrators continues.