Page last updated at 10:52 GMT, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 11:52 UK

Helicopter used in Sweden robbery


The helicopter used in the raid, found in woods north of Stockholm

Swedish police are hunting for robbers who used a stolen helicopter to raid a cash depot in the capital, Stockholm.

The thieves lowered themselves onto the roof before smashing their way in early on Wednesday, police said.

Loud explosions were heard before the men were seen stashing what were believed to be bags full of cash into the helicopter.

A suspicious bag placed at the police heliport prevented officers from using their helicopters to chase the gang.

It is not yet clear how much money was stolen.

An abandoned helicopter believed to be the one used in the raid was found by police later in a forest north of Stockholm.

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