Two armed robbers took some 200 million rubles ($6.9 million) from a bank in the North Caucasus city of Vladikavkaz on Monday, police sources told RIA Novosti.
The robbery took place at about 22:00 Moscow time (19:00 GMT).
"Two men wearing balaclava masks and armed with unidentified firearms burst into the bank and took the money," a source in the regional police department said. "It all happened so quickly that security guards had no time to respond."
An investigator working at the crime scene said the robbers fled so quickly that they lost $1 million rubles (about $35,000) while running to their car.
VLADIKAVKAZ, March 1 (RIA Novosti)