NEWS IN SHORT

Alleged bank robber in police hands after four months

ROMAN Č, an alleged bank robber who escaped from police custody in January, is again behind bars. After more than four months of searching, police detained him in Bratislava on May 26, the SITA newswire reported.

ROMAN Č, an alleged bank robber who escaped from police custody in January, is again behind bars. After more than four months of searching, police detained him in Bratislava on May 26, the SITA newswire reported.

He was observed near Hrušková Street in Bratislava's Rača district, where his partner lives, on Monday evening. After being involved in a car accident he tried to escape from police by climbing a tree.

The Bratislava III Regional Court sent the alleged robber back into custody on May 27.

Roman Č allegedly robbed a bank in Bratislava on January 3 and stole almost Sk170,000 (€5,500). Police originally arrested him at his home on January 9. He faced life imprisonment, if found guilty, because of Slovakia's "three strikes, you're out" law.

On January 16, two policemen took Roman Č to Kramáre hospital in Bratislava on suspicion of appendicitis. He fled through a toilet window after undergoing medical examinations. The policemen did not report his escape for more than an hour, seriously complicating the search.
Roman Č denies committing any crimes.

"I have not been in that bank in whole my life," he told the court.

Top stories

News digest: Most positive cases last week were Delta, ministry redesigns measures

The third wave will concern the vaccinated more than it could have. Police Corps president in hot water over protests. Demänovská Jaskyňa Slobody cave was discovered 100 years ago on this day.


7 h
Police Corps President Peter Kovařík

People do not want to get used to what happened in Bratislava last week, says Šeliga

Police Corps President Peter Kovařík is losing the trust of the coalition partners.


14 h
The lottery, introduced by the Finance Ministry led by Igor Matovič, should motivate people to get vaccinated against Covid.

Registration for vaccination lottery is open

People will be able to win up to €100,000 in weekly drawings.


2. aug
The skyline of Bratislava

Bratislava struggles with non-development

Tibor Lörincz from Tatra Banka takes a closer look at the particular problem Bratislava is facing when it comes to real estate development.


13 h