Robbers net 20,000 euros in bank heist

Two armed robbers wearing motorcycle helmets netted some 20,000 euros on Monday after holding up a branch of ATEbank in the small town of Metaxades in Evros, northern Greece.

The robbers burst into the branch at 8 a.m. when there were no customers on the premises.

They remained at large on Monday evening.

A few hours earlier in Kapandriti, northern Attica, three burglars broke into a house where a 12-year-old boy had been on his own and pilfered cash and jewelry.

The intruders, who had been armed with guns and knives, fled without causing any harm to the boy, who telephoned his parents once they had left.