Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Bungling bank robber

AN "AMATEUR" bank robber who botched a hold up on Wednesday could face 12 years in jail even though he failed to take any money away form the raid.

In what police said would have been the smallest bank robbery in years - Sk56,000 ($1200) - a man walked into a bank in the central Slovak town of Banská Štiavnica and demanded money from tellers.

Having put money in a bag quickly the man then panicked and ran. But in fleeing the robber dropped the bag.

Police, who called the man an "amateur" robber, say they are looking for a man from the local area.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).