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Brazil police kill three armed robbers making escape after airport heist

Brazil police kill three armed robbers making escape after airport heist

18.10.2019

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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