Bank robberies reappear in 2017 after two-year calm

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By Stelios Orphanides

Numbers of bank robberies rose last year after a two-year hiatus, showing that there is need for more security measures against this type of crime.

According to official police figures, bank robbers last year stole a total of €173,269 in cash plus €4672.50 in cheques, all from branches of the state-owned Cyprus Cooperative Bank.

Several sources said the lender is trying to improve its security, although the Co-op declined to comment.

Before 2017, the last time robbers paid visits to branches was on six other occasions in 2014...

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Bank robberies reappear in 2017 after two-year calm

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