The manager of an Alpha bank branch in Orestiada, northeastern Greece was killed on Wednesday in a shoot-out during a robbery at the bank.

A gunman stormed into the bank and immobilised employees and customers at gunpoint, and grabbed a sack full of banknotes.

The bank manager chased the gunman, calling out for help, but the robber shot him at least three times in the abdomen in his attempt to escape, fatally injuring him.

Police pursued the hold-up man and arrested him.

The victim was rushed to Orestiada hospital, where he died a little later.