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Thieves rob a bank situated inside the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre

The stadium is due to host five World Cup matches this year
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According to an article published by local newspaper Zero Hour, the Beira-Rio was the scene of the crime on Thursday.

The newspaper reported that two men threatened the manager of a bank branch located inside Internacional’s stadium.

According to the report, the thieves remained in the bank for an hour and only left after stealing the money that was kept in a safe. The pair then fled on foot.

Neither the military police nor the bank were willing to disclose the amount of money stolen. The police will use the stadium’s security cameras to help identify the assailants.

No injuries were reported but the incident spells more negative headlines for a stadium hoping to host World Cup games later this year.


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