Police, bank staff killed, robbedMarch 2nd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 1 (IANS/EFE) Armed men killed four police officers and two bank employees after capturing a helicopter carrying cash meant for a bank in Colombia, a government official said.
The incident took place Tuesday when the bandits seized cash delivered by helicopter to a branch of Banco Agrario in the southwestern town of Caloto, local official Guillermo Alberto Gonzalez said.
“The criminals shot the commander of the police station, the deputy commander and two other agents as well as the person in charge of receiving the money and a lady who received several wounds and died later,” he said.
Police officer Carlos Ernesto Rodriguez blamed the crime on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the country’s largest rebel group.
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