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Bank robberies more frequent

The number of bank robberies has increased in Slovakia. Over the first three months of this year, 10 banks were robbed, twice the number from all of 2003, the daily SME wrote.

However, the police have arrested only one bank robber.

"The development in this sphere is alarming," admitted Police Vice President Jaroslav Spišiak. However, he also explained that the low number of bank robberies last year resulted from good police work.

The latest bank robbery, in Trenčín, in which the perpetrators stole Sk496,000 (€12,300), lasted no longer than three minutes.

Officials deny that the police are to blame for the worsening trend.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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