August 22nd, 2010
11:30 AM ET

Gunmen take $600,000, Iraqi salaries

Gunmen intercepted a vehicle carrying salaries of Iraqi government employees in western Baghdad and made off with nearly $600,000, police officials told CNN on Sunday. The robbers attacked the vehicle a few hundred meters from a local bank, where it had been loaded with money, police said. Police officials said it appeared that the gunmen, who stole about 700 million Iraqi dinars, were monitoring the truck and may have had assistance from someone working at the bank or government employees. Iraqi security forces are investigating the incident. Police said no one was injured in the heist.

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  1. rita keays

    If I am not mistaken these are the same people that stole the gold bar worth half a million dollars from Florida Museum.
    I believe the acrylic box that housed the gold bar was opened very quickly with high powered heat gun.

    August 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    Small potato's compared to the Billions of taxpayer dollars in cash bundles that literally disappeared from holding area's during the utterly depraved and corrupt Republican administration of Bush-Cheney in Iraq. Add those huge cash funds that 'disappeared' without a 'trace' with the Billions in free taxpayer dollars Bush-Cheney gave to Pakistan that has no idea where that disappeared to (appears the Pakistani ISI gave that to the Taliban) and it APPEARS Bush-Cheney probably were the largest donors to State Sponsored Terrorism and Terrorist Groups in the entire world.

    August 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |