Womans life saved by cash-stuffed bra

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Found 15th Apr 2009
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A Brazilian woman shot in the chest by robbers survived the attack thanks to the rolls of money she had stuffed into her bra.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Brazilian media reported that 58-year-old Ivonete Pereira was travelling on a bus in Salvador, the capital of the north-eastern state of Bahia, when it was held up by two armed men.

Knowing the frequency of armed attacks in the Bahia region, Miss Pereira hid her rolls of 150 reals (£45) in 20 and 10-real notes in the left cup of her bra as she travelled to her summer home in the town of Lauro de Freitas.

Metro reports that when the robbers held up the bus in the Boca do Rio neighborhood, a shootout began and Pereira was hit in the chest by a stray bullet. Luckily, the cash in her bra slowed it down enough that she survived. She was subsequently taken to hospital to have the bullet removed.

Not every involved in the attack was as fortunate. A retired police sergeant was shot dead during the clash as the two robbers escaped the scene.

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