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Police launch manhunt for Pieria bank robbers

Δημοσίευση 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:44 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Police launch manhunt  for Pieria bank robbers
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Police have launched a search to find and arrest the four armed men that robbed a branch of ATEBank in Eginio, Pieria on Wednesday morning, grabbing 390,000 euro.

Police have launched a search to find and arrest the four armed men that robbed a branch of ATEBank in Eginio, Pieria on Wednesday morning, grabbing 390,000 euro.

The four robbers, their faces concealed by the motorcycle helmets they were wearing, arrived at the bank branch shortly before 8:00 a.m. when it was not yet open to customers and broke the plate-glass windows using a sledge-hammer. Threatening staff with an automatic weapon, believed to be a Kalashnikov rifle, they went toward the safe that had just been opened and grabbed the 390,000 euro they found inside.

The four then climbed into a getaway vehicle parked nearby and headed toward the Athens-Thessaloniki national highway, where they abandoned the first car and switched to a second car driven by an accomplice. The first getaway car turned out to have been stolen from the Thessaloniki area.

This was the second armed robbery targeting the specific bank branch in the last 1.5 months. The last robbery was on October 12 when four culprits divided into two pairs simultaneously robbed neighbouring branches of ATEBank and National Bank of Greece using the same method.

At that time, they had taken 25,000 euro from the ATEBank branch and 230,000 euro from NBG, where they found the safe opened.

Authorities are seriously entertaining the theory that the culprits in Wednesday's robbery are the same group that hit the bank in October.

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