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Two arrested following Polish bank robbery

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Nick Hodge 25.02.2016 14:16
Two men have been arrested in connection with a bank robbery that took place in the town of Jarosław, south east Poland, on 12 February.
Counter-terrorism officers carry out the arrest in Rzeszów. Photo: KWP RzeszówCounter-terrorism officers carry out the arrest in Rzeszów. Photo: KWP Rzeszów

Counter-terrorism police detained the suspects in the nearby city of Rzeszów, and one man has already been charged.

According to police a hooded man threatened a cashier at the Jarosław bank with what appeared to be a gun.

The intimidated cashier apparently handed over PLN 17, 300 [EUR 4,000].

The suspects were apparently tracked down owing to surveillance footage that linked them with a rented car. Police then learned that the men had hired a second car, which was duly stopped in Rzeszów.

A court has already approved the preliminary incarceration of 36-year-old Grzegorz Z. (name withheld under Polish privacy laws) for three months.

He could face up to 15 years behind bars. (nh)

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