Shoppers flee in panic as armed men stage dramatic ATM heist

Shoppers at Atlantic Park in Vila Nova de Famalicão had the fright of their lives on Sunday morning when two armed men staged a dramatic ATM heist with apparent impunity. They entered the retail park’s Belita supermarket “when the space was full of people”, pointed their guns at a security guard preparing to fill an ATM machine, punched him and then made off with two bags thought to hold more than €30,000 in notes. A getaway car with French plates, driven by a third man, was waiting outside – and although some people reportedly set off in pursuit of the robbers, the men escaped easily. Say reports, PJ police are now investigating.