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Robber’s DNA provides links

Police said that they have matched the DNA of Symeon Seisidis, the alleged «robber in black» who was arrested on Monday, with evidence from two other crime scenes. Officers said his DNA matched that found on a ski mask that was discarded after an armed robbery at a branch of National Bank in January 2006, during which another member of the alleged gang, Yiannis Dimitrakis, was shot and arrested. Seisidis’s DNA was also found on a black hat that was thrown in a ditch in Palaio Faliro after a 2007 raid on the home of then Supreme Court President Romylos Kedikoglou, when a weapon was stolen from a police guard. Until recently, police had thought that this raid was carried out by the Revolutionary Struggle terrorist group. Police are still looking for Seisisdis’s younger brother, Marios, and another suspected member of the gang, Grigoris Tsironis.