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Three armed robberies at supermarkets in Athens within a single hour

31 December 2015 / 15:12:39  GRReporter
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Police are still after the three unknown perpetrators, who robbed two supermarkets in Maroussi and Likovrisi yesterday afternoon, threatening employees and customers with Kalashnikovs. The three perpetrators first descended on the supermarket in V. Alexandrou street in Maroussi and lifted an unknown amount from the cash registers. A little later, the same criminals, again brandishing a Kalashnikov, burst into the supermarket on Sofokli Venizelou street in Likovrisi and again emptied the cash registers. According to police, two of the perpetrators were getting around by motorbike, and the third one was driving a car.


Another robbery was committed a little later at a supermarket on Kalidromiou street in Exarchia – this time by other thieves. Two armed men stormed into the supermarket and took an unknown amount from the tills. Police are carrying out extensive checks throughout the Attica region in order to find and detain the perpetrators. The overall amount of stolen cash is not known for the time being.

Meanwhile, at 23.00 on Wednesday, a tandem robbed a supermarket in Kaminia, Piraeus, at the intersection of Spartis and Salaminos streets. The perpetrators threatened the shop's manager, stole a still undisclosed amount, and then made off.


At 3:55 this morning, in Nea Ionia, Attica, two ATMs of the National Bank of Greece were blown up. Unknown perpetrators set explosive devices on the ATMs at the bank's branch on 243 Irakleiou Avenue. The blast and the ensuing fire destroyed the ATMs. The perpetrators are still being hunted

In another incident, minor material damage was caused on the glass door of a building located on 111 Karaiskou street in Piraeus. Unknown perpetrators pelted the building with gas bottles, but fortunately the Fire Service did not have to intervene.

Finally, a 4Χ4 pickup was blown up early in the morning in Madrati, Lasithiou, Crete. The vehicle was completely burnt, and the blast was caused by a device planted in it by unknown perpetrators.


Police officers and explosion experts immediately swooped on the crime scene to find clues, which could help clarify the circumstances. According to initial estimates, the perpetrator or perpetrators, who placed the explosive device in the vehicle, probably had some personal fracas with its owner.

Tags: robberies unknown perpetrators Kalashnikov supermarkets explosive device
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