Gang steals €2.3m from security van in Italy, ripping the back open ‘like a can of tuna’

Italian police are hunting a gang of armed robbers who blocked a motorway with burning vehicles and used a digger to rip open a security van “like a can of tuna” to steal €2.3 million (£2.1 million) in cash.

The four men, who were masked, fired shots from automatic weapons to intimidate the security guards inside the van.

The heist happened on a highway near the city of Bari in the southern region of Puglia.