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Greek Police Arrest Wanted Felon for Three Armed Bank Robberies

September 28, 2021

ATHENS — Members of the Hellenic Police counter-terrorism squad on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 33-year-old escaped convict who is a suspect in three armed bank robberies committed in Attica in the last two months.

The suspect was arrested on Monday in the Ellinoroson area, while a second man is being sought as his accomplice. Also arrested was a 34-year-old woman who was in a taxi with him just before his arrest and who, according to police sources, was carrying a bag with Kalashnikov rifles found in their possession.

The 33-year-old was located by the counter-terrorism squad in collaboration with the Attica Security police during an investigation of the bank robbery on Mitropoleos Street. The investigation also indicates his possible involvement in two bank robberies in Petralona and Metamorfosi last August.

Police found a quantity of fire-arms, ammunition and 36.67 grammes of heroin in the suspect's possession. The suspect had also violated the terms of his prison furlough, where he is serving a sentence of 46 years and five months for armed robbery and other charges.

The two suspects will be led before an Athens Misdemeanours Court prosecutor on Tuesday, while the 33-year-old will also go before the Athens Appeals Court Prosecutor in the Execution of Sentences department.

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