By Taher Zaroog.
Misrata, 28 October:
Thieves in Sirte have stolen LD 53 million that was being transferred to the town’s branch of . . .[restrict]the Central Bank of Libya. According to the Libyan news agency LANA, $12 million in foreign currency was also stolen.
It said that 10 men in two vehicles and armed with light and medium weapons had intercepted the truck carrying the money from the airport at a crossroads in western Sirte. The money had been flown in from Tripoli. The thieves made off with the truck with the money inside.
According to a source there was only one security vehicle accompanying the truck and that those inside had felt unable to take on the ten armed men.
The cash is said to have been transferred to service retail banks in the area. [/restrict]