I (Almost) Got Away With It

Armed robbers make off with cash from Patras post office

Two armed robbers stormed a post office in the western port city of Patra in the Peloponnese Thursday morning, taking an unspecified amount of cash from the registers. 

According to witnesses, the two men wore helmets to conceal their faces and threatened employees with guns. 

Police have launched a manhunt to find them.

Thieves break in to ND MP’s Athens office

Unknown perpetrators broke into the office of New Democracy MP Babis Papadimitriou, in the center of Athens, on Monday, according to reports on Tuesday.

Police said the perpetrators broke into the MP's office after breaking a window.

However, after finding nothing to steal, they then broke into an adjacent apartment, from which they removed a computer.

Police arrest truck driver on drug charges in Lykovrisi

A truck driver was arrested on Monday in Lykovrisi, northern Athens on charges of transporting and smuggling drugs into Greece after amounts of cocaine and hashish were found in his vehicle.

According to the Hellenic Police (ELAS), the suspect, a foreign national, said he was a truck driver transporting products between European countries.

Russian historian sentenced to 12.5 years for butchering lover

A Russian historian and Napoleon enthusiast was sentenced to 12-and-a-half-years in prison for murdering and dismembering his young lover last year.

The Saint Petersburg trial, which spurred activists to voice growing anger over domestic abuse in Russia, began in June after delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cocaine stashed in Maradona pictures seized in Istanbul airport

Turkish customs officers on Dec. 23 seized 2.65 kilograms (5.85 pounds) of cocaine at the Istanbul Airport that was stashed behind pictures and drawings of football legend Maradona.

Security authorities decided to pass the luggage of a 72-year-old German citizen traveling from Colombia through an X-ray scanner after his movement raised suspicion.

Man found shot dead in car in Kalyvia

The body of a man who had been shot in the head was found in the parking lot of a health center in Kalyvia, eastern Attica on Wednesday.

According to reports, the man, aged between 50-60 and an employee of the health center, was inside the vehicle when he was shot.

Hellenic Police (ELAS) investigators are working on the assumption that he was ambushed.

Two juveniles in custody over fatal Thessaloniki robbery

Police in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Friday said that two juveniles who have been taken in custody are suspects in the death of a 87-year-old man during a robbery.

The 14-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister were allegedly identified from CCTV footage and witness testimonies after breaking into the elderly man's house in downtown Thessaloniki on December 2.