Two unidentified men in masks with firearms entered the Fonta gold mine enterprise located in Chatkal district of Jalal-Abad region on the night of 6/7 September, the press service of the Interior Ministry reports.
The robbers injured local security guards and closed them in a trailer. They threatened and beat security chief Almasbek Egemberdiyev and district chief Shailoobek Jumatayev, and forced them to open the door to a warehouse where washed gold was kept.
The police revealed that the lawbreakers had stolen 5 kilograms of gold and 300,000 som ($5,602).
All security guards were delivered to hospital with various injuries.
According to preliminary data, the robbers can pass on foot through the mountains of Chatkal district. Task forces were ordered to conduct searches in the mountains.
The investigation is underway.
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