Moscow Police Foil ATM Robbery

Moscow police foiled an attempted ATM robbery in a branch of Sberbank in the north of the city, a news report said Monday.

Law enforcement officers have arrested one of the armed robbers, who was wounded during the operation, but the other two suspects got away, Interfax reported

The robbers intended to use a gas cylinder and a stun-gun to open the machine and grab the cash, ITAR-TASS reported.

"The suspects at 2:45 a.m. Monday attempted to steal money from a Sberbank branch bankomat on 65 Dmitrovskoye Shosse," the Interior Ministry said.

When the police arrived at the scene, they saw three men in camouflage. One of the suspects aimed a gun at a police officer's head, forcing the police to fire three shots into the air and one at the suspect.

"The offender was slightly wounded; two of his accomplices managed to escape. The wounded suspect was arrested and received the necessary medical treatment," a ministry spokesperson said.

Police are searching for the remaining two suspects.

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