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Armed bank robber caught in Tbilisi, might have been a customer

by | May 3, 2015
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A branch of ProCredit Bank was robbed Saturday morning. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–An armed man robbed a bank in Tbilisi on Saturday.

The crime took place at about 10:45 in the morning at a branch of ProCredit Bank at 54 Chavchavadze Avenue in the Vake district.

No-one was injured.

According to witnesses, the robber had a gun and was acting alone.

He got away with GEL 15,000 (about USD 7,000), USD 9,000 and EUR 5,000.

Police later arrested a 32 year old man in his own apartment and found the stolen money.

Witnesses say the suspect was not wearing a mask and think he is a customer of ProCredit Bank.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs is investigating it as a violation of section 179 of the Criminal Code, about robbery.



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