Brazil police kill three armed robbers making escape after airport heist
SAO PAULO (REUTERS) - Brazilian police shot dead three suspected armed robbers who broke into an airport terminal and fled with cash on Thursday (Oct 17) before blocking a highway by lighting trucks on fire and shooting at security guards and police.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
The incident is the second high-profile theft at a major Brazilian airport this year, after armed men broke into Guarulhos airport, the country's largest, in July and stole US$40 million (S$54 million) worth of gold.
"Still on the run, the suspects were intercepted by police ... as they abandoned their SUVs and passed cash and weapons into a garbage truck they had prepared," police said.
Brazilian police have come under the spotlight for a spike in police killings as officials crack down on crime in a country that has one of the highest homicide rates in the world.Read more: The Straits Times
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