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Armed raider escaped on a bike

An armed raider made off with around 700 euros from a newsagents in central Salzburg after holding a staff member at gunpoint.

The incident occurred on Thursday (29 November 2012) shortly before 3pm at a newsagents on Mirabellplatz in the centre of Salzburg. The man who was wearing a hooded sweater entered the shop and threatened the female shop assistant with a black handgun.

Uninterrupted by police, the man was able to seize around 700 euros in cash before he fled the scene on a mountain bike. It is not known in which direction the man left.

The member of staff involved in the incident was left unharmed but was treated for shock. That afternoon, a large-scale police operation came into action and a helicopter was used to search the area.

Police are looking for a man between 20 and 25 years old who is of medium height and athletic build. Any person with information regarding the incident should contact the Salzburg Police Department.

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