Three robbers in Berlin saw the coronavirus pandemic
as an opportunity, donning face masks to plunder a petrol station in
the German capital, police said on Wednesday.
A woman working at the petrol station in the city's Weissensee district did not consider their facial coverings suspicious due to the current situation, police said in a statement.
One of the thieves pretended to buy a chocolate bar on Tuesday evening. When the 63-year-old employee opened the till, he allegedly pulled a long weapon from his jacket and swung it at her. The woman, who was working alone in the petrol station at the time, retreated while the two other men jumped behind the till and pocketed the cash before fleeing the scene, according to the police statement. The employee suffered minor injuries.
Police say an investigation is ongoing.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Thousands chant 'I can't breathe' at Amsterdam rally, angry at George Floyd's death
Kremlin says Putin 'supports dialogue' after Trump's proposed G7 invite
Russia to roll out its first approved Covid-19 drug next week
Debates rage in Britain as some children go back to school
Lithuanian babies crawl to glory despite lockdown
Sadness on the border as France turns back Belgian trippers
Russia plans rocket tests, lunar programme revival
People more important than the economy, says Pope
Paris cafes to get extra terrace space as lockdown eases