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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Robbers Steal Metals

Police were searching for thieves who stole 140 kilograms of platinum and 60 kilograms of industrial gold from a chemical factory in central Russia, Itar-Tass reported.

Masked robbers broke in Monday at the chemical plant in Dorogobuzh, about 250 kilometers west of Moscow, Itar-Tass said.

They held up security guards with rifles and took a catalytic grid containing precious metals used in chemical processes, the news agency said, citing police officials.

The robbers fled in two stolen cars, found abandoned 60 kilometers away.