Thieves struck by lightning minutes after robbing church

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Video captured from another driver shows the car speeding down the road last Tuesday, leading police on a high speed chase after robbing a church in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The pursuit was cut short however, when a bolt of lightning destroyed the car and killed all the passengers inside. According to police reports another car was also damaged after hitting the ruined getaway vehicle.

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