Tagged: Police

Riot police attacked in Exarchia

Riot police units stationed in Athens’s Exarchia district were attacked by self-styled anarchists on Friday night, authorities said. The incident occurred on Tositsa Street, outside the Athens Polytechnic. Seven suspects were detained after the attack. No injuries were reported.

Police attacked with Molotov cocktails in downtown Athens

Riot police units stationed in Athens’s Exarchia district were attacked by unknown assailants with Molotov cocktails on Friday night, authorities said on Saturday. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on Tositsa Street, outside the old Athens Polytechnic. Another firebomb attack took place at around 10.30 p.m. against the offices of PASOK on Harilaou Trikoupi […]

Greek police sees active group behind attack at PASOK offices

Police investigating an armed attack on police guarding the headquarters of PASOK in central Athens early on Tuesday morning, which injured an officer, believe the Revolutionary Self-Defense urban guerrilla group, which struck the same offices in 2014 and has also hit foreign embassies in Athens, is probably behind the assault. There had been no claim […]

‘Wise men’ of labor reform targeted by arsonists

Properties linked to members of the so-called committee of wise men that drew up a list of proposals regarding labor market reform, one of the key topics in negotiations between Greece and its lenders, have been targeted by arsonists. An incendiary device, including a jerry can filled with a flammable liquid, was placed outside the […]

Police believe Greece’s ambassador to Brazil killed near Rio

Authorities believe that Greece’s missing ambassador to Brazil was killed at the home that his wife kept in the Rio de Janeiro area, a police investigator said Friday. Kyriakos Amiridis went missing on Monday in the city of Nova Iguacu, 25 miles (41 kilometers) north of Rio de Janeiro. Greece’s Embassy in Brasilia said the […]

Real estate racket dismantled in Athens

Police in Athens have arrested three men aged 46 to 69 who are believed to have blackmailed and threatened property buyers into paying them the commission for real estate purchases. The racket, which authorities said has been active since 2006, allegedly threatened contractors, real estate agents and potential buyers into doing business with them rather […]

Police in northern Greece crack down on illegal adoption ring

A police operation that took several months to wrap up has led to the arrest of six suspects allegedly involved in an illegal adoption racket, according to reports on Thursday. Police in Katerini, northern Greece, are reportedly questioning four men and two women, all Bulgarian nationals, believed to be behind at least 13 illegal adoptions […]

Police bust cocaine and cannabis dealing gang

The Greek Police (ELAS) on Tuesday announced the arrest of 10 suspects believed to belong to a large drug-trafficking ring. Authorities seized 173 kilograms of unprocessed cannabis and nearly 300 grams of cocaine that had not yet been diluted for sale during raids conducted in different parts of the Greek capital and in Ioannina in […]

Man jailed for abusing son in Chios migrant camp

A court on Chios has sentenced a 32-year-old Syrian migrant to a total of five years in prison, without parole, for physically abusing his 3-year-old son last Tuesday at the Souda refugee camp. The attack, which occurred in the camp showers, was filmed on a phone and posted on social media. The court said he […]

Man opens fire on police in Omonia

Police exchanged gunfire in central Omonia Square with a man “acting suspiciously” on Saturday morning, authorities said. According to reports, the man, a foreign national, allegedly opened fire on police, injuring one officer, after refusing to stop for questioning while walking down the street. Police said they fired back and eventually caught up with the […]

Police on high alert for Grigoropoulos anniversary

The police in Athens is on full alert in anticipation of the demonstrations planned for Tuesday, anniversary of the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, who was shot dead by police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas in 2008. Ahead of the planned demonstrations in the center of Athens, police officers discovered a cache of 149 petrol bombs in an […]

Police break Attica burglary ring

Police in Attica said on Wednesday that they had detained three suspected members of a ring believed to have carried out a string of robberies at homes and jewelry stores across Attica since the summer, netting hundreds of thousands of euros’ worth of jewelry and other valuables. The suspects – a 24-year-old Greek man, a […]

Police, fire service air departments to merge

The police and fire department’s air services are to merge into one body following an amendment tabled by Interior Minister Panos Skourletis and Alternate Minister for Citizens’ Protection Nikos Toskas. The amendment was part of legislation drafted by the Justice Ministry in order to provide economies of scale and lead to broader and more flexible […]

Four arrested in violent robbery gang bust

A gang that since last October had been behind a series of violent armed robberies at shops and homes across Attica was broken up Wednesday by police, who arrested four of its members – aged 33, 34, 36 and 38. The four suspects were nabbed after an armed robbery at the home of an 82-year-old […]

Athens in lockdown in wake of Barack Obama’s visit

Athens will be in complete lockdown, in the wake of outgoing US President Barack Obama’s official 2-day visit to Greece on Tuesday, November 15. The heightened security measures include restricting access to areas in and around Athens, including the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, the centre of the Greek capital, the Acropolis and the Astera resort in […]

Police attacked with fire bombs in central Athens

The area of the Athens Polytechnic in Exarchia was the scene of clashes between rioters and police units early Saturday morning. According to reports, the clashes began after unidentified assailants threw petrol bombs at a riot police unit stationed on the corner of Marnis and Patission streets and set fire to dumpsters. Patission was cordoned […]

Two gangs responsible for 2,000 home break-ins across Greece

The Police announced that two criminal gangs have been busted, following a number of arrests. According to the official report and press conference, the two gangs appear to be responsible for about 2,000 break-ins across the country. Over 1,000 police officers were involved in the major operation that was launched on Wednesday, which resulted in […]

Police officers implicated in big crime rackets

Two major criminal gangs which police started disbanding earlier this week have been linked to more than 2,000 robberies across the country, according to police sources who said raids on the suspects’ homes turned up around 1 million euros in cash, 120 kilograms of silver, gold bars and 60 luxury cars. Out of the 40 […]

Police arrest 30 suspects in major operation across Greecce

A major police operation is currently underway in Attica, Thessaloniki and other cities across the country, which has targeted two major criminal organizations that are mainly focused on robberies and break-ins. So far 30 suspects have been arrested and over 50 houses and hideouts are currently under investigation. The police have seized huge sums of […]

Bomb alert at Deposits and Loans Fund in Athens

Police were investigating an anonymous phone call made early on Friday warning that a bomb had been placed at the Deposits and Loans Fund located on Akadimias Street in central Athens. According to initial reports an unidentified caller, who claimed to be a member of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire guerilla group, contacted […]