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article imageGreece: Prison escapees commit €1 million bank robbery

By Katerina Nikolas     May 18, 2013 in World
Two armed robbers who held up the National Bank of Greece in Larissa on Thursday and made off with €1 million euros, have been identified as two of the Albanian prisoners who escaped from Trikala prison in March.
Eleven Albanian prisoners made a dramatic escape from Greece's Trikala prison in March, in what was described as a "commando operation." Since their escape the convicts that remain at large have woven a path of mayhem and destruction.
One of the fugitives, Ermal Lita, 35, was apprehended earlier this month following an armed robbery at a supermarket. Lita was later identified as one of the three fugitives involved in the police shoot out near the Corinth Canal, which left 25-year-old Katerina Zogali, an innocent passing driver, dead.
Ekathimerini reported police have now identified Albanian Gala Klement as being involved in the Larissa bank robbery. The second bank robber is believed to be Admir Murataj, 42. Neither men covered their faces during Thursday's robbery where a pistol and a Kalashnikov were used to terrorise bank staff and customers.
According to Xryshayg the escapees are part of an organized Albanian paramilitary group which commits robberies in order to finance Albanian expansionism.
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