Police step up border controls to catch Albanian fugitive

Police intensified road blocks across the northern region of Epirus on Friday in a bid to catch an Albanian convict, who escaped from Trikala prison last month along with another 10 inmates and is believed to have been involved in an armed robbery on Thursday on a branch of National Bank in Larissa that netted the assailants a million euros.

The man was identifed as Gala Klement in a photograph issued by police.

Authorities stepped up border checks amid suspicions that the convict may try to cross into his homeland.