The criminal who broke into the branch of "Bank of Georgia" put forward a number of new conditions. He demanded, in addition to the already declared 2 million dollars, a Russian flag, a helicopter and a walkie-talkie.
This is reported by Novosti Georgia.
The two women he let go say that the door to the bank is mined. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, 12 hostages remain in the bank. Special forces, emergency brigades and fire engines were mobilized on the spot.
The robber is dressed in a military uniform, his face is hidden by a mask. He said an explosive device installed at the entrance would be activated if the police launched an assault. On his body is fixed equipment, similar to detonators.
Among the 12 hostages are at least three women. The ultimatum has already passed.
According to Грузия Новости, over the past two years, along with today's case, there have been five major hostage-taking incidents in Georgia. Apart from one case, branches of the Bank of Georgia were always targeted. All cases were without victims, in one case the robber managed to escape with the ransom.
The investigation was started under four articles of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which include illegal acquisition and storage of firearms and ammunition, terrorist act and hostage taking for terrorist purposes. "The built-in stopwatch. He's not kidding," says one of the hostages in the video, confirming the terrorist's words.
As reported, in the Georgian city of Kutaisi, an armed man broke into a branch of one of the country's banks. The robber is holding 12 people hostage.