Two armed men broke into the National Bank’s branch in Larissa’s central square around 08.30 a.m. and threatening the employees managed to get away with an amount of almost €1 million. The perpetrators -one tall and the other short, according to bank employees- entered from the rear side door which was open.
With guns and kalashnikovs they halted the Director along with the staff, opened the safes and took the exit road. The robbers came out of a mezzanine window, crossed the skylight and jumped to a newly-built construction next to the bank.
According to eyewitnesses, outside the bank two accomplices had been waiting in a green Xsara car. The perpetrators were not wearing hoods and seemed to have been well aware of the bank’s interior.
According to reports, their getaway vehicle was found abandoned in a village outside Larissa, as the robbers managed to run off with the money. The police are continuing investigations for their identification and arrest by making roadblocks and checkpoints on several parts of the region.