On the night of Saturday to Sunday, November 20-21, unidentified hooded men nearly smashed the bank, trying to smash the glass doors with hammers and sledgehammers.
After the glass “stood”, they fired shots, but also to no avail. After an unsuccessful attempt to enter the bank premises, the criminals fled.
According to law enforcement agencies, the attackers left sledgehammers in place, which were collected by ELAS police who arrived at the scene of the incident. Fingerprints were taken from the guns of the “thugs in the hoods”. The police are reviewing materials from CCTV cameras.
Police sources say hammer and sledgehammer attacks will increase from now on, given that the first pre-trial arrests have already taken place since the entry into force of the new law (criminalizing the use of Molotov cocktails).
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Article 2 of the relevant amendment, entitled “Production and Possession of Explosive and Incendiary Substances”, provides that “any person who produces, supplies or stores explosives and incendiary substances, bombs or devices that may pose a danger to persons shall be punished with imprisonment for up to 5 years, minimum three years. ”
According to the second paragraph of Article 2, throwing incendiary bombs (Molotov cocktails) during a public meeting is an aggravating circumstance punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
“The acts referred to in the previous paragraph are punishable by up to ten years in prison if the offender commits it by participating in a public meeting, or concerns the possession of a large number of the above materials or objects,” the article of the law says.