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Amateur video shows armed robbery attempt in Australia

Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 00:51

Mar. 4 - Amateur video shows three masked men apparently trying to rob an armoured van in Australia-- then escaping without taking any money. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Three armed men apparently try to rob an armoured van in Australia's Sydney on Monday. An eyewitness filmed the incident from his phone from a building across the street. The video shows three men approaching the van and appearing to fire shots. But the men then flee to their car, driven by a fourth person, and leave the scene. According to the police, two security guards in the vehicle had refused to hand over the money. One of the two security guards was treated by paramedics. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SUPERINTENDENT AT NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE, MICHAEL O'TOOLE, SAYING: "One of the guards was struck to the back of the head. I believe at this stage it may be with the butt of one of the firearms carried by the offenders." (SOUNDBITE) (English) EYE WITNESS BARRY ZAMBRANO, SAYING: "They asked him a couple of times to open the door, he wouldn't. So, they put a bullet into the passenger's side door key hole." Police said they are continuing the search for the four suspects.

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Amateur video shows armed robbery attempt in Australia

Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 00:51