Greek Army colonel arrested over bank robbery

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A Greek army colonel has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a bank in the southern Athens neighbourhood of Argiroupoli on Monday, reports Kathimerini.

According to the news report, the colonel entered the bank at approximately 9.40 a.m. brandishing a hand grenade, before robbing the bank and fleeing the scene.

Police believe the man is also connected to a further two bank robberies.

The man is reported to have claimed to the arresting officers that he was pushed to crime due to owing large sums of money to loan sharks.

Investigating officers also stated that the hand grenade was fake.