€1.3m stolen in armed raid on Venice boat


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The Independent Online

Three armed robbers pulled up alongside a courier boat in a Venice lagoon and seized  nearly €1.3m (£1.1m) in cash on Monday. 

An armoured van had just delivered three cases of money to the boat to be delivered to banks and post offices, the Italian news agency Ansa reported.

Just after the courier vessel  left the dock, the robbers’  boat pulled alongside. The  raiders took two cases containing banknotes, but left behind  the third one, which was filled with coins.