Teen gang stealing from shops dismantled

Police said on Wednesday they had dismantled a gang of minors accused of systematically stealing from shops in areas of Attica.

The gang has been linked to 26 cases of theft from shops in Omonia, Kypseli, Galatsi, Ambelokipi, Palaio Faliro, Peristeri, Aegaleo and Nikaia and one house. A 16-year-old Greek and two Albanian nationals, aged 15 and 17, were arrested on Tuesday.

Outdoor cinemas reopen to the public

A woman prepares to take a seat at an open-air cinema in Kypseli, central Athens, Monday evening. Open-air movie theaters across Greece opened their doors to the public following the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions. They are only allowed to run at 75 percent capacity, with open bars and no breaks. Only cinema employees are obliged to wear face masks.

Recent arson attacks, violence may be linked to anarchist turf war

Police in Athens are investigating whether a spate of arson attacks on "establishment" targets and a fight involving members of a soccer fan club may be part of an effort by organized anarchist groups to establish new turf in other parts of the city center after being ousted from the downtown district of Exarchia.

Three hurt in 5.6-level tremor in western Greece

Three people sustained minor injuries after a strong quake, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, struck the seaside town of Parga in western Greece.

According to the National Observatory's Geodynamic Institute, the quake was recorded at 2.49 a.m., with its epicenter located 14 kilometers northwest of Parga, at a depth of 10 kilometers.