Football team held at gunpoint, robbed of belongings

Football team held at gunpoint, robbed of belongings

A Venezuelan football team was stripped of their clothes and shoes by masked gunmen who hijacked their team bus. First division side Trujillanos were held for more than two hours by six gunmen carrying high-calibre weapons.

The club said the coach was taken on a one-mile detour before those on board were robbed of “absolutely everything”, including cameras, laptops, clothes and footballs.

The robbers had threatened to detonate grenades if anyone resisted, the club said, but nobody was hurt. The team suffered a 2-1 defeat to Monagas a few hours earlier and were on their way home when the attack happened. The robbers forced the bus to stop at around dawn on a stretch of highway in the northeastern state of Anzoategui.  Read more

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