According to law enforcement agencies, an armed robbery of a bank branch took place in the Petralona metropolitan area.
As it became known, shortly before 12 o’clock in the morning, a robbery took place at a bank branch in Petralona. Two men in medical masks, with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a pistol, broke into a financial institution and demanded money from the cashier. A bank employee, at gunpoint, collected and gave the robbers an unknown amount of money. Then the two criminals fled.
At the moment, reinforced police detachments are at the scene, while ΕΛΑΣ has announced a wanted list in order to determine the whereabouts of the criminals.
We will remind, as “Russian Athens” wrote earlier, another bank was robbed recently (Nea Philadelphia district), shortly before its closure, right in broad daylight. The perpetrator, wearing a hat and a medical mask, pulled out a pistol, immobilized several customers and employees, and demanded money from the cashier.
When the cashier began to deliberately “play for time” before the arrival of the police, as it should be according to the instructions, robber forced one visitor of the bank, who, to his misfortune, found himself inside the hall at that fateful moment, to sit on the floor and grabbed another woman as a hostage, poking her in the side with a pistol, after which he returned to the cash register.
The cashier gave the criminal about 5,000 euros, with which he fled. Law enforcement officials obtained materials from CCTV cameras in the area, and also investigated the scene for fingerprints. The police were in luck: the robber was caught on video and did not use gloves, so they will be able to find him in the near future (however, there is still no information on this matter).