Impatient robbers settle for bank clerk's handbag

Police in Nafplio in the northern Peloponnese were on Tuesday looking for two men who tried to hold up a bank but ended up threatening a clerk into handing over her handbag.

According to local media reports, the assailants entered the premises of an Alpha Bank branch in the historical town through an unguarded side entrance shortly before 8 a.m. They had their faces covered and were wielding guns.

The robbers, however, became impatient as the bank's safe is equipped with a delay mechanism and ended up making off with the clerk's handbag, which contained around 180 euros in cash.