Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a bank in Pyrgos village, in the Limassol district on Tuesday but fled when he couldn’t open the door to gain entrance.
According to Limassol police spokesman Ioannis Soteriadis, the man approached Eastern Limassol bank (branch of the Cooperative Credit Bank) at 8.40am wearing a hood and holding a gun. He tried to open the door but failed as according to security precautions most banks now have installed an automatic door lock.
Bank employees, seeing the man trying to get inside immediately notified the police.
On realising that his attempt had failed, the man fled the scene, and according to the police got into an old blue Mercedes with an accomplice waiting behind the wheel, and drove away. The car had no licence plates.
The man is described as 1.80m tall, wearing army pants and a jacket.