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Firefight in central Geneva foils robbery

National News // May 15, 2017

A firefight broke out on Saturday morning on the Quai des Bergues in Geneva. Police say two people attempted to rob a jewelers. They seemed to have disguised themselves as burka wearing women.

Christian Horcel Firefight in central Geneva foils robbery

Although around 10 shots were exchanged between the robbers and a private security guard there are no reports of any injuries.

The robbers initially fled. Witnesses say they dropped valuable as they ran – including high value watches. They were later collected by the shop owners.

The streets around the shootout were closed for most of Saturday as police investigated.

Some reports suggest the robbers have been arrested, but that has not been confirmed by police. 

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