I (Almost) Got Away With It
Police on Wednesday were questioning a foreign national believed to behind the theft of at least 33 vehicles in the upscale Athens neighborhood of Kolonaki and the northern suburb of Maroussi.
The man, about whom no further details were released, was arrested on Monday shortly after breaking into a parked car in Exarchia.
Officers are seeking another two suspected accomplices.
Two young men faced a prosecutor in Thessaloniki Wednesday on charges of theft and resisting arrest after refusing to stop for an inspection by traffic police in the early hours of Tuesday.
The two men - both foreign nationals in their 20s, according to police - were in a stolen vehicle in the center of the northern port city when police signaled for them to stop.
Two people were arrested in connection with a one-million-euro jewelry robbery near Ancient Olympia in 2018, police said on Wednesday.
The two suspects, a 43-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, face a series of charges including robbery, arson, violation of the laws on weapons and receiving and handling proceeds of crime.
Residents of the central Athens district of Exarchia held a rally outside the local police station on Saturday to call for more policing to crack down on crime in their neighborhood. The rally came after locals living on central Kallidromiou Street published a letter denouncing a criminal gang that has been conducting robberies in the area around the police precinct.
Former Serbia and Olympiakos striker Darko Kovacevic was targeted by an unknown gunman outside his home in the southern Athens suburb of Glyfada late Tuesday.
The 46-year-old, who is now a member of the Piraeus' side training staff, reportedly suffered a knee injury as he fell to the ground to dodge the bullet. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
A car belonging to a New Democracy lawmaker was broken into on Friday in an area near the Acropolis in central Athens.
According to reports, the service revolver of the MP's bodyguard which had been inside the car was also stolen.
An investigation was launched to identify and arrest the perpetrator or perpetrators.
Police in the northern port city of Thessaloniki said on Friday they had unraveled a criminal gang that swindled senior citizens and arrested a 44-year-old woman. The other gang members were still at large.
According to police, the gang made phone calls to elderly people, asking for money while pretending to be either doctors or others acting on behalf of injured relatives.