Po­lice break vi­o­lent ring

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Po­lice said yes­ter­day they had bro­ken up a gang of rob­bers that had been tar­get­ing taxi driv­ers in the area of Aghia Var­vara in western Athens. One 28-year-old gang mem­ber was ar­rested on Wed­nes­day while po­lice are seek­ing another three sus­pects, aged 19, 33 and 34. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the gang had been ac­tive over the past three months. Gang mem­bers would get into taxis pos­ing as cus­tomers and ask to be driven to Aghia Var­vara, where they would threaten driv­ers with a knife or the use of physical force be­fore mak­ing off with money, mo­bile phones and elec­tronic de­vices. In many in­stances, the sus­pects in­jured their vic­tims. Po­lice have so far linked the group to 10 rob­beries.

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