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Armed robbery in Rolex store in downtown Athens; one injured

An armed robbery in the Rolex store in popular downtown Athens on Tuesday morning left a security guard injured. The four armed robbers fled the scene with a large number of expensive, luxury watches.

The armed robbery took place in the popular Kolokotroni Street less than 400 meter away from Syntagna Square short after at 10:30 a.m.

According to initial information released by the Greek Police, four men entered the store with their faces covered, hit and injured a private security guard and held staff at gunpoint while they took the watches.

They then sped off on two motorbikes reportedly without plates, leaving behind a hammer they used to break the glass showcases.

Police have launched a manhunt to find and arrest the robbers.

According to Mega TV, the robbers took 18 to 23 luxury Rolex watches several of them decorated with precious stones, worth around one million euros.

The robbers spoke Greek.

Media suggest that the armed robbery was executed

The incident took place less than 48 hours after the fatal shooting, a mafia-style execution in a cafeteria full of people in Nea Smyrni suburb of south Athens that left two Albanian nationals dead and two Greek bystanders injured.

It looks as if the organized crime must be feeling quite secure to use weapons in areas full of people and flee before police arrives.

What is also certain is that citizens have started feeling pretty insecure and wonder what the hundreds of police officers hired since 2019, when the New Democracy came n power, are doing.

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