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On Thursday the police arrested in Tirana Viktor Gushi, a 44-year-old suspected of two murders and sixteen bank robberies in the past four years.
According to police spokeswoman Alma Katragjini, “following an intensive investigation, Gushi has been tied to sixteen criminal acts in the period from 2008 until 2012.”
Gushi’s arrest came after he was filmed by security cameras attempting to rob a bank in Tirana on Tuesday. He is accused of killing a bank teller and gravely wounding a security guard during the attempted robbery.
Following a massive manhunt, police arrested Gushi on Thursday in the Don Bosko neighbourhood of Tirana.
Police said that ballistic tests had shown that the gun found in Gushi’s possesion was the same as the one used in the recent bank robbery and in the murder of a Tirana jeweler on October 21, 2011.
Tirana police Chief, Bernard Caushaj, told the reporters that apart from the murders, Gushi has confessed 16 other crimes, including several armed bank robberies and attempted robberies, where three people had been wounded.
Gushi had a previous criminal record in Albania and in Greece, where he served time in prison for trafficking narcotics.
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