Soviet Troops on Crime Spree

Reuters

Soviet soldiers tried to rob an East German electronics store and escaped a high-speed police chase after their truck overturned and spilled grenades and bullets on an autobahn, police said today.

The soldiers, in a Soviet military truck, tried to run a police car off the road near Wittstock, 60 miles northwest of Berlin, on Sunday. The truck overturned trying to make a U-turn on an autobahn, spilling grenades, cartridges and gasoline, police said.

The soldiers escaped on foot into nearby woods.

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