(BBC News) Armed robbers have stormed a luxury hotel in central Berlin where a poker tournament was taking place, German police say.
One report said the gang – armed with assault rifles and hand grenades – made off with the tournament jackpot of 800,000 euros ($1.1m; £726,000).
Several people were injured in the ensuing panic, although none of them seriously.
About 1,000 poker players are taking part in the five-day tournament.
“Several masked, armed individuals entered the Grand Hyatt Hotel and fled with a haul of money,” police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt said.
She declined to say how much had been taken but Berlin’s Tageszeitung newspaper reported on its website that the gang had taken 800,000 euros.
Looks like an epidemic:
CARLSTADT — Five armed men zip-tied nearly a dozen employees at a perfume warehouse in [Bergen County, New Jersey] while day laborers loaded up boxes of high-end fragrances to drive off with on Tuesday night, police told NorthJersey.com.
While the employees of In-Style USA, a high-end fragrance distributor, were forced into a front office, the 15 day workers from New York City jumped out of at least six box trucks to load up merchandise, according to the report. Officers were able to arrest some of the day laborers, but four trucks were able to drive off with the stolen goods, the report said. The five armed men remain at large, according to MyFOXNY.com.