Tbilisi: Law enforcement agencies in Georgia, formerly part of the Soviet Union, spent a day on Thursday searching for a bank robber who demanded the release of more than 40 hostages in exchange for the release of officials. Found five million dollars and ran away. The incident happened in West Georgia on Wednesday when an armed man took the bank’s employees and customers hostage and demanded 500,000 in exchange for their release.
When the authorities provided him with the money, he asked for a car to escape. When the demand was met, he released most of the hostages and fled with three of them in a car. The robbers later left these people in a deserted area at night and went missing themselves.
At a government meeting on Thursday, Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia instructed police to locate the robber as soon as possible and said there should be no confusion about not letting any criminals go unpunished. Can go
Home Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri told reporters that the looters’ demand was met because “the lives of the people are paramount to our government and to me.” He said it was not yet clear whether any of the hostages were also helpers of the robbers.