Po­lice put brakes on ring that stole lux­ury ve­hi­cles

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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.

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