Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for July
M T W T F S S
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Highway Robbery Con Caught On Camera

Highway Robbery Con Caught On Camera

A highway robber risked death in busy traffic so he and a partner could attack a minibus driver and steal his 70 GBP worth of takings.

Driver Aleksey Voutkin, 54, was at the wheel of his vehicle on the streets of Kaliningrad, a port city in the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania, when an unidentified pedestrian walked out into the road and then brushed by the front of the bus.

As Voutkin leaned out of the window to remonstrate with him, the man began to fight with him. As he was distracted, the brawler's female accomplice opened the door of the minibus, and went inside looking for the takings bag as well as the driver's mobile phone.

When she saw it by the driver's door where it could not be grabbed without attracting attention, the woman climbed out of the cab and went to the driver's door where she joined in the fight against the driver, ripping his clothes and punching him and using the fight to grab the cash, before both fled with their loot.

Dashboard mounted cameras in the minibus captured the duo on film and now a hunt is on for them in the Russian enclave that borders Poland.

Voutkin said: "It was a clever double. First this guy seemingly risks his life, then he starts trouble which takes my mind off the vehicle.

"That allows time for his sidekick to move in and rob me and give me a good kicking. It is just modern day highway robbery."

Police said they believe an organised gang was behind the hold up and have warned drivers carrying money to beware of similar robbery attempts.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
punching  using  door  loot  minibus  ripping  driver  Poland  clothes  highway  exclave  Russian  Voutkin  fled  Dashboard  vehicle  joined  takings  Robbery  mounted

Latest News

 

Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.

Japanese Pervert Planned Natascha Kampusch Style Kidnap
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.

German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid
A portly hiker dressed in traditional Lederhosen was rescued after he yodeled for help after getting stuck for three hours in a cattle grid.

Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.

Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.

Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party
Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has celebrated his 85th birthday with a huge ceremony in which the charitable work of himself and his wife Kathrin was honoured with a top Austrian award, and confirmation that this year two streets and a business park are to be named after him.

Sausage Surprise As Giant Wurst Is Pinched
Austrian police are hunting crooks who broke open a market stall and stole a 1.5 metre sausage worth over 2,000 EUR in the picture postcard village of St Michael in the region of Lungau.

Multi Coloured UFOs In Formation Over Austria
Austrian officials say they are baffled to explain a UFO sighting in which dozens of people reported seeing between 50 and 100 objects flying in formation.

Priests Furious After Porn Films Shot In Local Parish Church
A furious Austrian Catholic priest has complained to police after discovering a local woman had apparently been using his church as a studio to make porn films.

Two metre snake sends woman motorist fleeing
An Austrian motorist got a shock after noticing something hanging down from under her car and realising it was a huge two metre snake that had ended up curled around the engine.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers