'Robbery of the Century' πŸ˜¨πŸ‘€ repost via @bbcnews A huge robbery in Paraguay has sparked gun battles in the city of Ciudad del Este and in neighbouring Brazil. The gang blew up the vaults of a security firm stealing up to $40m (Β£31m; €37m) in what Paraguayan officials are calling "the robbery of the century". They set fire to cars and attacked a local police station to create a diversion in a bid to get away across the border. Brazilian police exchanged gunfire with members of the gang in a two-hour shootout. A police officer and three gang members were killed, but the majority of the gang escaped. A security operation is under way both sides of the border to catch them.