Bank robber kills armoured car guard for one coin

19th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

19 May 2005, BIELEFELD - A court in Germany on Thursday handed down a life imprisonment sentence against a robber who killed an armoured car guard in a bank heist that netted only one gold coin.

19 May 2005

BIELEFELD - A court in Germany on Thursday handed down a life imprisonment sentence against a robber who killed an armoured car guard in a bank heist that netted only one gold coin.

Bielefeld State Court found the 25-year-old defendant guilty of cold-blooded murder in the shooting dead of the guard outside a savings bank in Vlotho, Germany.

A 27-year-old accomplice was sentenced to six and a half years for his role as driver of the getaway car. Another alleged accomplice was acquitted.

The armed robbery-murder occurred last November when the guard stepped out of the bank with a strongbox that the gunmen thought contained hundreds of thousands of euros.

After killing the guard and speeding off, the gunmen opened the strongbox to discover that it contained just one gold coin worth a little over EUR 150.

DPA

Subject: German news

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