Police put brakes on ring that stole luxury vehicles
Eight Greeks and an Albanian national have been arrested on charges of running a crime ring that stole and sold high-end cars, some of which were dismantled for spare parts.
The Greek Police yesterday announced the results of a successful surveillance operation that led to the arrests and the seizure of evidence that allegedly links the suspects to at least 11 robberies – mainly of Mercedes, BMW, Range Rover and Smart cars. Raids on underground parking garages across the broader Athens area also revealed 11 motorcycles and a jet ski, though it is not clear when these were stolen.
According to police, investigators had placed the suspects under surveillance and tapped their phones. The suspects would refer to a car they were eyeing as a “girl” and a robbery as a “coffee date.”
Marios Kapotsis (right) of Greece challenges Denes Varga of Hungary for the ball during the men’s water polo semifinal match between Greece and Hungary at the 17th FINA World Championships on Thursday. Greece face off with defending World, Olympic and European champion Serbia today for the bronze medal.