Larissa bank raid has hallmark of terrorist fugitive

An armed robbery on Thursdsy at a branch of Piraeus Bank in the small town of Sykourio near Larissa in central Greece resembled raids carried out by fugitive urban guerrilla Nikos Maziotis, according to police who have been seeking the self-professed leader of Revolutionary Struggle since July 2012 when he violated the terms of his conditional release from pretrial custody.

According to witnesses, three gunmen carried out Thursday’s holdup, fleeing with 150,000 euros. The robbers used two getaway vehicle – a Toyota Avensis and an SUV, according to sources who said the burnt wreck of the Toyota was later found a few blocks away from the bank.