Boy, 11, steals bag, blackmails woman over stolen documents

Police in the western port of Patra on Tuesday were questioning an 11-year-old boy who allegedly stole the bag of a 50-year-old Bulgarian woman and subsequently tried to blackmail her for the return of her personal documents.

According to police sources, the 11-year-old ran into the woman by chance on Tueday, a few days after the mugging, and allegedly asked her for 20 euros to secure the return of her police identity card and passport. The woman reported the incident to police, who caught the boy.

Separately, three Albanian youths, two aged 18 and one aged 16, were arrested in Nea Ionia, northern Athens, in connection with four muggings which netted them cash and cell phones.