Bandits make off with $1,800 in highway robbery

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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017. 11:45 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Ernesto Blanco, 42, a truck driver for Lucas Gas station of Bella Vista village, Toledo reported that on Tuesday morning he was in the vicinity of Monkey River village driving a butane truck accompanied by his co-worker Winder Paredez when two men came out of the nearby bushes while he was slowing down due to a pot hole.

The men were armed with a machete and demanded money.

During that time, Paredez was chopped and received a cut wound to the left side of his head while he handed over the purse containing $1,800.

Both assailants made good their escape.

Police are investigating.

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