Man detained for taking hostage, holding up shop in Tbilisi

Man detained for taking hostage, holding up shop in Tbilisi

Georgian police officers have detained a man for taking a hostage while holding up an Apple product retail store, iPlus, in Tbilisi.

Police say that the 33-year-old detainee rushed into the shop located on Pekini Avenue and threatened one of the employees with a knife.

The detainee used force and demanded the employee to give him money and his mobile phone. He also destroyed shop inventory and goods that were displayed for sale.

Police arrested him at the scene. The man faces from 7 to 10 years in jail, Agenda.ge reported.

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