Police shoot robber dead in gas station hold-up

A municipal police officer in the north-eastern town of Karviná on Tuesday night shot dead a 32-year-old robber who was holding up a gas station and threatening the assistant. The police arrived at the scene when the man, armed with a knife, was still inside the gas station. When the officers asked him to lay down his weapon and step outside, he took the assistant hostage. One of the policemen then fired two shots at him, mortally wounding him. The case is now under investigation by the state police.

Author: Jan Richter