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August - Police search for payphone bandits

THIEVES in the Bytča and Žilina districts tore four pay telephone stations off the wall and made off with them.

THIEVES in the Bytča and Žilina districts tore four pay telephone stations off the wall and made off with them.

Žilina police spokeswoman Jana Balogová told the SITA newswire that each phone contained coins worth about Sk3,000 (€89), but the thefts cost Slovak Telekom at least Sk160,000 in damages.

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