Police seek three gunmen behind Distomo robbery, hostage found safe

Police were seeking the perpetrators of a daring bank robbery in Distomo, Viotia, on Friday afternoon during which they took an employee hostage in their getaway car but released him before continuing their escape by boat from the Corinthian Gulf.

The robbers netted an estimated 300,000 euros in cash in their raid on a branch of National Bank and prompted a major police operation after taking a worker hostage in their car when they fled.

Police later traced the hostage, who was unharmed, and the charred remains of the getaway vehicle close to a spot on the Corinthian Gulf where it appears that the robbers boarded a boat.