December 11, 2023

Athens News

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Armed bank robbery in Neos Cosmos

This morning there was an armed robbery of a bank in Neos Kosmos, on Kalliroys street.

On July 15, at 9 am, an armed man in a mask entered the branch of the bank, located in the Neos Kosmos area, and, drawing a pistol, began to threaten visitors and staff, demanding money. After that, having acquired an unspecified amount, the attacker grabbed a package of money handed over by bank employees and fled.

The scene was immediately cordoned off by the police, and, according to available information, a certain citizen was detained, suspected of involvement in the robbery. Investigations are underway.

Recall that yesterday morning an armed robbery also took place in the branch of the Neos Cosmos bank, located on Kafantari Street.

Bank robberies have evolved over the years from a common crime to a widespread “pop culture” phenomenon. Robbers become role models, films are made about them, songs are dedicated to them.

According to The Washington Post reporter Justin Jouvenal, who specializes in topics about the courts and the police, bank robberies are “the quintessence of crime.”

Fortunately, over the years, there are fewer and fewer people who want to come to the bank with a gun and a bag of money. Armored vaults, surveillance cameras, long prison terms scare off criminals. Yes, and modern society itself does not look at the robbers with former admiration. None of them managed to reach the fame of Butch Cassidy or Bonnie and Clyde.

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