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8/28/2014: Front Page: Maziotis was preparing bomb, police say

Nikos Maziotis, the leader of the Revolutionary Struggle urban guerrilla group who was arrested earlier this year, was planning another bomb attack when officers seized him after shots were fired in the busy Monastiraki area of Athens, police sources… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Prolific swindler netted by Thessaloniki police

A 44-year-old fugitive believed to have defrauded at least 22 elderly Thessaloniki residents out of more than 67,000 euros has been arrested, police in the northern port said on Wednesday. According to police, the suspect has 25 convictions against him, c… … Full News here – Latest News

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Armed felon flees from Athens police after running red light

Armed felon flees from Athens police after running red light Joe Greg Rucker, 50, of Rustwood Drive, was arrested Thursday night after an officer chased him for a traffic violation. He was later found to be a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, Athens-Clarke County police said. An officer was stopped for … Full […]

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Police seek three gunmen behind Distomo robbery, hostage found safe

Police were seeking the perpetrators of a daring bank robbery in Distomo, Viotia, on Friday afternoon during which they took an employee hostage in their getaway car but released him before continuing their escape by boat from the Corinthian Gulf. The rob… … Full News here – Latest News

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8/12/2014: Front Page: Police net ring of violent robbers

A ring of violent robbers believed to be behind 12 armed raids on OPAP betting shops, cell phone retailers and courier firms across Attica has been broken, police sources said yesterday, noting that five suspected members have been arrested. The gang… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/11/2014: Front Page: Police arrest 16 migrants

Police in the western port city of Patra have arrested 16 migrants trying to board a ferry to Italy with fake travel documents. A 42-year-old bus driver was also arrested on charges of human smuggling, and was also found to be carrying an unspecified… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Police crackdown on street crime leads to 16 arrested in Athens

An ongoing police operation dubbed “Theseus,” aimed at cracking down on street crime in central Athens, led to 16 arrests being made on Saturday. Police said 10 suspects were arrested on charges of illegal street trade, two on drugs-related charges, two f… … Full News here – Latest News

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Police detail firebombed in central Athens

A police detail stationed in the central Athens neighborhood of Exarchia came under a hail of Motolov cocktails early on Saturday, authorities said. A police announcement said that none of the officers were injured the attack with the homemade firebombs, … … Full News here – Latest News

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Police arrest 16 migrants trying to reach Italy with fake travel papers

Police in the western port city of Patra have arrested 16 migrants trying to board a ferry to Italy with fake travel documents. A 42-year-old bus driver was also arrested on charges of human smuggling, and was also found to be carrying an unspecified amou… … Full News here – Latest News

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Woman Claims Man Sexually Assaulted Her Just Feet From Athens Police Station

Woman Claims Man Sexually Assaulted Her Just Feet From Athens Police Station Just feet from the major thoroughfare Court Street in Athens is where police say a 22-year-old woman became the victim of sexual battery. A witness says she was extremely drunk and having sex with a man in a nearby alley. It was a […]

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Man takes car without permission, leads Athens police on slow-speed chase

Man takes car without permission, leads Athens police on slow-speed chase A 21-year-old male was arrested early Saturday after he took a vehicle without permission to go and make up with his girlfriend, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report. The 52-year-old victim called police around 2 a.m. Saturday to report … Full News here […]

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7/31/2014: Front Page: Municipal police put on the beat in city center

Hundreds of former municipal policemen have started training with officers from the national force by patrolling the streets of Athens, Kathimerini has learned. More than 1,500 of 2,858 municipal officers who were left without jobs last summer when… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Police arrest one, seek another three over counterfeit goods

One man has been arrested in the western Athens suburb of Aghia Varvara after police raided a store selling counterfeit goods. Officers are searching for three other suspects. Police found more than 10,000 knock off watches, 3,581 bottles of perfume, 1,22… … Full News here – Latest News

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Athens police investigating armed carjacking

Athens police investigating armed carjacking Athens-Clarke County police said they are investigating an armed carjacking that occurred late Saturday night near downtown. The victim told police he was at the Kwiki Kar wash, 140 Barber St., at about 11:30 p.m. when he and his passenger were robbed … Full News here – Read more on Online […]

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Man arrested in Lamia for firing shotgun at police

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Lamia, central Greece, for firing his shotgun at police officers. Authorities were called to the man’s house on Sunday night after neighbors complained that he had been firing the weapon into the air. When the office… … Full News here – Latest News

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