SARAJEVO – Two armed men disguised as Muslim women in burqas held up a bank in Sarajevo and got away with some US$40,000 ($52,000), Bosnian police said on Tuesday.
They said the pair entered a Union bank branch in the capital wearing head-to-toe black dresses and veils typical of women adhering to the orthodox Islamic code and trained guns on customers.
They then made customers lie on the floor while the emptied the tills, police added.
Ad: Vacation? City Trip? Weekend Break? Book Skip-the-line tickets
“Everything happened in a moment. Two persons in black niqabs (burqas) came into the bank. I thought they were ladies,” the Sarajevo daily Oslobodjenje quoted bank customer Mehmedalija Komarac as saying.
Women in burqas and men with long beards have become a common sight in the Bosnian capital in recent years.
Book skip-the-line tickets to the worlds major religious sites — or to any other place in the world.
We appreciate your support
One way in which you can support us — at no additional cost to you — is by shopping at Amazon.com.
Our website includes affiliate links, which means we get a small commission — at no additional cost to you — for each qualifying purpose. For instance, as an Amazon Associate Religion News Blog earns from qualifying purchases. That is one reason why we can provide this service free of charge.