I (Almost) Got Away With It
Two armed men held up a post office branch at gunpoint in the Athens suburb of Kaisariani on Friday and made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
According to police, the two gunmen threatened staff and customers at the post office at around 9.30 a.m. before taking the money and making their getaway on a motorcycle, which was later found in the suburb of Zografou.
Police were searching for the suspects who vandalized a toy store in the northern Athens suburb of Maroussi.
The incident took place shortly after 2 a.m. when unknown assailants splashed paint and smashed the front glass window of the store as they scattered fliers.
Police found a sledgehammer at the scene.
The motive behind the destruction was not clear.
A police officer who was arrested last week on charges of committing at least 11 robberies was remanded in custody on Monday after appearing before a prosecutor and investigative magistrate.
The 29-year-old suspect is accused of robbing eight gas stations and kiosks in the Athens areas of Agia Paraskevi, Halandri and Ilioupoli since November last year.