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Kyrgyz Armed Robbery Suspects Surrender After Heist

BISHKEK -- Two guards from a private security company in Kyrgyzstan suspected of robbing an armored car of nearly a quarter of a million dollars last week have surrendered to police, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Interior Ministry spokesman Rakhmatillo Akhmedov told RFE/RL on August 15 that the men surrendered after investigators located them in a hideout near Bishkek over the weekend.

Interior Ministry officials said on August 10 that two robbers stole 10 million soms ($225,300) in cash from an armored vehicle in Bishkek that morning after shooting the driver in the leg.

The car eventually stopped on a main street in the capital and the robbers made off with the cash on foot.

One of the guards was identified as Ulan Yusupov, 29.

It is not clear whether police have retrieved the stolen cash, which belongs to the state postal service.

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