Armed robbers make off with 150,000 euros from post office heist

A group of armed robbers made off with around 150,000 euros after holding up a post office in the Peloponnesian prefecture of Ilia early on Monday.

According to police reports, three men wearing masks and wielding assault rifles threatened staff at the local post office of the small town of Varda at 8.30 a.m. in the morning and made off with bundles of cash worth an estimated 150,000 euros.

The assailants ran out of the post office firing shots at a police station nearby before making off in a car with foreign license plates.

The car was found by police shortly afterward just off the Patra-Pyrgos road, where it had been abandoned and torched.

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