A masked armed man who attempted to rob a VUB bank branch in Banska Stiavnica January 1 escaped from the bank but as he was running away the loot - a plastic bag which contained Sk 60,000 ($1,250) slipped from his hands.
The amateur robber managed to escape before police arrived at scene. He could face up to 12 years in jail.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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