I (Almost) Got Away With It
An inmate who failed to return to the prison in Hania in Crete in August last year has been arrested by police in Ano Liosia, west of Athens.
The 37-year-old Syrian, who is serving 23 years for migrant trafficking, had received permission to leave the facility for five days. He was reported missing when he did not return to the facility as scheduled.
Police in southern Athens on Tuesday were seeking the perpetrators behind an armed robbery on a convenience store in the coastal suburb of Glyfada late on Monday night.
According to police, one of the assailants threatened the store owner and customers at gunpoint while his accomplice emptied the cash register of an undetermined sum.
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.