Hungarian Whisky Robber Set Free

  • 2 Feb 2012 12:30 AM
Hungarian Whisky Robber Set Free
Attila Ambrus, the man who gained fame as the “Whisky Robber” in the 1990s, was released from prison this Tuesday. Ambrus stole a total of Ft 196 million from 28 banks, post offices and travel agencies from January 23, 1993 and October 18, 1999 after moving from Transylvania to Hungary.

Having escaped a Buda jail once, he was recaptured and sentenced to a 17-year penitentiary term.

He was placed in a high security prison, then was later transferred to a lighter security prison, due to his good behaviour, where he studied communications.

Ambrus earned his nickname for his habit of drinking a glass of whisky in a nearby bar before carrying out his robberies.

He told Népszabadság that he no longer drinks whisky and wants to live a sober life as he does not wish to tempt fate.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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