August 12, 2022

Polish crypto exchange employee in induced coma after armed attack

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Polish police have detained a suspect in an armed attack on FlyingAtom, a cryptocurrency and gold exchange in the city of Olsztyn in northeastern Poland. The incident, which occurred around 7 p.m. local time on  Jan. 22, resulted in the injuries of two employees — one of whose situation was severe enough to necessitate an induced coma.

According to local media reports from Jan. 23, the masked attacker escaped with gold worth 450,000 zloty (roughly $120,000), fleeing the exchange’s office on the fourth floor of a skyscraper in the city center. Following the incident, police secured the area and scoured surveillance footage, cordoning off multiple roads in the city and searching passing cars. Roads were re-opened by the following morning.

On Jan. 23, FlyingAtom publicized an announcement offering a prize of 100,000 zloty for any information that could help to identify the perpetrator.

A local crypto outlet reported on Jan. 24 that a suspect was subsequently detained in connection with the investigation. The outlet cited the press spokesman of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Olsztyn, Andrzej Jurkun, with a comment on the evening of Jan. 23 that “in Bydgoszcz [the Title: Polish crypto exchange employee in induced coma after armed attack
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Published Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 12:27:35 +0000