The robber broke into banks and gambling agencies wearing either a straw hat or a wig. He hid his face with sunglasses or a surgical mask.
When the Security Police found out in September 2021 that there is a dangerous bandit in Athens who attacks banks and gambling agencies, they decided to set up a special unit to identify and arrest him.
And this because his way of acting showed professionalism, while he was considered dangerous and that he will not stop his action if he is not arrested. The security men for many months had collected rich footage from security cameras that had recorded his attacks frame by frame. Thus, combined with the testimonies they had in their hands, they “deciphered” his modus operandi.
The robber broke into banks and gambling agencies wearing either a straw hat or a wig. He hid his face with sunglasses or a surgical mask. After breaking into the premises, he restrained the employees at gunpoint and grabbed cash from the cash registers. But it didn’t stop there. He again forced the manager at gunpoint to open the security door for him to leave like a… gentleman.
His plan also had a sequel. After walking a few tens of meters he changed his clothes in order not to raise suspicions during his escape, in case of his “meeting” with the police. More specifically, he was wearing a fluorescent vest that refers to the work uniform of the employees of the Municipality. The orange vest read “GREEN WORKS”.
His safe escape was supported by his accomplices who were waiting for him at a close distance and who at the same time had the role of a chiller. In the event that his accomplices saw a police officer in the area, they notified him immediately.
The end of his action came on Wednesday when the police handcuffed him in the center of Athens. The 42-year-old Albanian is marked, as he was previously arrested for drugs, forgery and escape. He was accompanied by a 22-year-old Bulgarian, who was also arrested and accused of being a thief.
The 42-year-old is accused of robberies in Nea Smyrni, Neo Kosmos, Dafni, Pagrati, Petralona and Moschato. The police searched an apartment and a hotel room, where they found and confiscated an orange vest marked “Green Works” which referred to a municipal employee’s vest, clothing worn during the robberies, a fake expatriate identity card, a motorcycle that was used as a means of transition and escape from the locations of the robberies, a nylon package containing 1.5 grams. cannabis, 3 mobile phones and the sum of 235 euros.
The investigation by Attica Security continues to identify the accomplices of the 42-year-old, while the two arrested were taken to the Criminal Prosecutor of Athens.
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