Tagged: Police

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 […]

Inquiry launched over police use of tear gas against pensioners

An investigation has been launched into the use of tear gas by riot police officers against demonstrating pensioners on Monday in Athens. Police sources have commented that no orders for use of tear gas were issued and the riot police officer took the ‘initiative’, when they noticed demonstrators tried to tip over a police bus. […]

Seven indicted for stealing army fuel

A Thessaloniki prosecutor has indicted seven people, including a senior army officer, to stand trial on charges of stealing fuel from a pipeline used by the Greek military and selling it for a profit. The members of the alleged racket are believed to have stolen nearly 294,762 liters of fuel worth some 300,000 euros.

Pakistani boy gang-raped in Greek migrant camp, police says

Four Pakistani minors have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old Pakistani boy in a Greek migrant camp, police said Wednesday. “The four minors, aged 16 to 17, will appear before a prosecutor today,” a police source told AFP. The incident allegedly occurred on Sunday in the Moria camp on the island of Lesvos. Greece […]

Frenchman rams police car in Greece after security check

A 49-year-old Frenchman is to be deported from Greece after ramming a police car following a security check for suspected Islamic militants returning from Iraq and Syria. A court in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki issued a 15-month suspended sentence and ordered his summary deportation Monday, records seen by The Associated Press showed. Police […]

Police arrest 37-year-old for seducing 12-year-old girl

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Monday afternoon for seducing a 12-year-old girl, the Police authorities of Attica announced. According to the official statements, the 37-year-old man is facing charges for attempted rape and seducing a minor in February. The suspect had previously been accused of similar charges with restrictive conditions subsequently imposed.

Police seek attacker after Afghan man is fatally stabbed in Patra

Authorities in Patra, western Greece, on Monday were questioning over 20 people in connection to the fatal stabbing of a 33-year-old Afghan national earlier in the day. According to initial reports, the victim was attacked during a scuffle involving refugees and migrants staying at an abandoned factory opposite the city’s new port. The 33-year-old, who […]

Riot police attacked in Athens’s Exarchia district

Riot police units clashed with a group of around 40 people hurling petrol bombs in the Exarchia district of Athens early on Monday morning. The standoff began on the corner of Tositsa and Patission streets at 1.30 a.m. and continued until around 4 a.m. and led police to cordon off Patission street. One 26-year-old was […]

Police seek 10 burglars who nabbed safes from company offices

A group of 10 burglars broke into the offices of a cosmetics company in the northern Athens suburb of Metamorfosi in the early hours of Saturday and made off with two safes, according to police. Footage from surveillance cameras showed masked burglars striking the security guard who had been on the duty at the time […]