Security van attempted heist cuts Italy in two

(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 15 – An attempted heist of a security van
on Italy’s main north-south motorway cut the country in two on
Monday evening.
The spectacular attempted robbery between Modena and Bologna
stopped traffic on the A1 motorway for several hours.
Shortly after eight o’clock pm the bandits scattered nails on a
stretch of road to stop traffic.
Then they threatened drivers with their guns, torched several
cars and forced two lorry drivers to pull their vehicles across
the carriageway.
The gang shot at the van and let off explosive devices but in
the end they were forced to flee.
No one was hurt.
A manhunt is continuing in the area. (ANSA).