Police in Sparta, in the Peloponnese, yesterday were questioning two men believed to have beaten up an off-duty police officer with another three locals on Monday afternoon. According to the victim, the five suspects started abusing him verbally before punching him, leaving him with minor injuries. It was unclear what triggered the attack.
Two gunmen netted 82,000 euros yesterday after stopping a car being driven by the employee of a technical firm in Thessaloniki. Police said the perpetrators cornered the employee and forced him to hand over the cash which he had been transporting to the firm’s offices.