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article imageGreek bank robbers detained after botched robbery attempt

By Andrew Moran     Aug 23, 2010 in World
Athens - During one of the busiest periods in a town near Athens, three men stormed into a local bank and attempted to rob it. However, after they failed, authorities arrested the three men and no one was hurt.
On Monday, three gunmen stormed into a Piraeus National Bank of Greece branch and held at least 14 people hostage, according to Al Jazeera. The raid occurred during one of the busiest times in Piraeus.
After the robbery attempt failed, two men were chased and arrested, while one man, believed to be a former Soviet Union national, stayed behind and tried to escape by using four hostages as shields and threatened to blow up the scene with grenades.
Numerous police officers surrounded the building and a helicopter hovered over the building.
The man, whose identity has not been yet released to the public, later surrendered to police: “The perpetrator holding hostages has surrendered after negotiations,” the police said in a statement, reports ABC Online.
There have been no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.
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