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Major Arrests in Three Police Operations

Greek policeGreek police arrested members of three criminal gangs believed to be responsible for a recent spate of armed robberies in the Attica region.
Police arrested a 25-year-old male member of a gang that allegedly committed nine armed robberies and attempted robberies in Megara and Alepochori, in Attica, in just two hours. The gang also allegedly shot at police when trying to steal a getaway vehicle. The defendant was prosecuted yesterday, while police are still looking for the other members of the gang.
In the second case, three members of another criminal gang were arrested trying to escape an armed robbery in southern Attica. The gang are suspected of robbing shops and OPAP kiosks, as well as detonating explosions in stores and vehicle thefts.
In the third case, the police arrested three men of Georgian origin accused of several armed burglaries of elderly peoples’ houses. According to the police, the gang didn’t hesitate to use physical violence against the elderly to get them to give up their hidden valuables and money. The defendants have already participated in three robberies and the police are investigating their involvement in other criminal activities.

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