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Bank Of Georgia Branch Robbed By Gunman

A gunman has robbed a Tbilisi branch of the Bank of Georgia, the former Soviet republic's biggest bank.

State-run Bank of Georgia spokeswoman Sofia Balavadze told reporters a masked man with a gun rushed into a customer service center in the capital on January 30.

The gunman escaped with some cash, but Balavadze said it was not a large amount because security personnel had reacted swiftly to the intrusion, apparently promting him to flee.

The area around the bank's service center was cordoned off by police.

Based on reporting by and