Giorgi Tsereteli, the leader of the European Georgia party, has elaborated upon the recently committed criminal act in Zugdidi.
Tsereteli said that despite the hostages being released, the special operation cannot be deemed successful as the police have not yet arrested the criminal. He also stressed that if the captor enjoys impunity, other potential offenders will be encouraged, and to prevent this from happening, the escaped criminal must be caught.
A gunman broke into the Bank of Georgia in Zugdidi and took 43 hostages Yesterday. He demanded half a million dollars, a helicopter, and threatened to kill the hostages unless his demands were met.
Yesterday, the captor left the bank building late at night, together with three victims and $500,000. On leaving the bank, he was armed with a hand grenade. He freed all hostages at dawn and vanished without a trace.
The MIA has released the information saying that all hostages have been freed and are now safe. Law enforcers are carrying out operational activities to arrest the assailant.