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Greek Prison Escapee Nabbed After Robbery

Ermal LitaGreek police on May 3 caught an escapee from the Trikala prison who was later involved in a shoot-out in which a 25-year-old woman died. Authorities said Ermal Lita was apprehended after robbing a grocery store in the western Athens neighborhood of Peristeri.
Reports said that while two robbers were inside the store, an employee pressed the alarm button and two officers from the Team of Motorcycling Policement (DIAS) arrived at the spot and called for backup saying that the thieves were heavily armed. The two men by that time had already taken money from the store.
When they came out, the police told them to surrender, but the suspects fled on foot as the police chased them on motorcycle. One of the suspects reportedly tossed a hand grenade. which didn’t detonate. Authorities said Lita was quickly apprehended.

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