Armed robbery in Vienna supermarket in Floridsdorf – police release description of the robber

While there is very little violent crime in Vienna, the city has had several armed robberies of supermarkets over the last few years.

The latest armed robbery at a Vienna supermarket occurred last night (Tuesday evening) in the Floridsdorf area when, according to the Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, a man waited until 7pm when the supermarket was close to closing.

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When the store was empty, he then walked in and held up an employee at gun point.

After demanding money from the safe, which was given to him by the likely terrified 32-year-old employee, the man tied the employee up with cable ties and then left the scene.

The employee has since been described as “unhurt”.

Vienna police have released a description of the robber:

  • About 30 years old
  • Approx. 1.70-1.80m tall
  • Short hair and wearing a black cap
  • Carrying a black Adidas shoulder bag and wearing a red t-shirt

At the moment, however, it appears the robber was luckier than another armed robber who held up supermarket employees back in July, 2016.

That man, a Bosnian, was killed by Vienna police although two police officers were also injured during the shootout.

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Yes, there is very little violent crime in Vienna, but that does not mean Vienna police won’t respond appropriately if the situation warrants.

Michelle Topham
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