Robbery at CFF counters in La Chaux-de-Fonds

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Robbery at CFF counters in La Chaux-de-Fonds


Two armed individuals seized a sum of money, Monday afternoon, before fleeing by bike. The police appeal for witnesses.


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A robbery was committed Monday around 3 p.m. at the station of La Chaux-de-Fonds (NE). Two armed men threatened the staff of the CFF counters and were given a sum of money, which has not yet been precisely assessed, communicated the cantonal police in Neuchâtel at the end of the afternoon. The perpetrators of this robbery fled by bicycle, heading east. No casualties were reported.

An important research device was deployed and, in the evening, various police services were still mobilized on this affair. To help him in his investigations, the police launched an appeal for witnesses. The two robbers correspond to the following description: they measure between 175 and 180 cm and spoke in French with a foreign accent. They had handguns. Both were dressed in black and wore a balaclava. One of them had a hoodie and a beige cap. The other wore yellow plastic gloves. Witnesses of this attack or any person likely to provide information are requested to contact the Neuchâtel police on 032 889 90 00.

Earlier in the afternoon, the police announced on Twitter that part of the station was inaccessible, due to a police operation.

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