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Robbers Strap Bomb to Man in Post Office Heist

December 02, 1987|Reuters

DUBLIN, Ireland — Gunmen strapped a radio-controlled bomb around the waist of a Dublin man on Tuesday to force him to take part in a post office robbery, police said.

The man was one of six hostages held overnight in a suburban house by three gunmen. He was made to drive with the owner of the post office to collect $24,000 and then leave it in an abandoned car.

The thieves fled with the money, and police called in army bomb-disposal experts to defuse the explosive device.

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