Four armed masked criminals broke into the house of the cryptocurrency trader in Oxfordshire, England and, threatening with murder, forced him to transfer to them a large sum in bitcoins. Express reports about this.
It is reported that the robbery occurred last week in the city of Moulsford. Unknown infiltrated the trader's house in the early morning, tied his wife, and the child who was in the carriage was thrown out the door.
The exact amount of the stolen crypto currency is not called, but, as the newspaper writes, it is a question of the whole "state".
Despite all the efforts of the police to search for intruders, including the helicopter usage, it has not been possible to find their location yet.
Nevertheless, according to representatives of the analytical agency Explain The Market, the robbers will not be to cash out the stolen bitcoins easily.
These are criminals who have likely caught on to the current popularity of Bitcoin. But depending on how much they have, these coins are like being in possession of a rare painting. Trying to exchange large amounts for normal money without alerting suspicion will be very difficult.
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According to law enforcement agencies, this is the first robbery in the UK of this kind.