A truck carrying the equivalent of 50 million dollars in Libyan dinars, United States currency, and euros was taken over by gunmen in Sirte, Libya.
A truck carrying the equivalent of 54 million dollars in Libyan dinars, United States currency, and euros was taken over by gunmen in Sirte, Libya.
After seizing the vehicle, the well-armed group successfully escaped with the money.
Libyan officials soon after released a statement denouncing the act and called upon the country’s citizens to aid in their investigation by reporting any information they may have regarding the incident.
What security officers already know is that the cash shipment was intercepted while it was on its way from the Central Bank of Libya to a Sirte branch.
The gang of thieves took control of the truck when it was stopped at an intersection near the airport. Their numerous weapons are said to have been primarily of the mid-to small sized variety.
Officers manning the one security vehicle assigned to the protection of the cargo said they were unable to fend off the attackers.
The story is not an uncommon one as of late in Libya’s cash-heavy economy.
Following this most recent robbery, commercial banks closed their doors for a day in protest.