Police seek suspected thieves who rammed patrol car

TAGS: Crime

Police in northern Greece on Thursday were seeking the perpetrators behind an attack on officers who tired to intervene in an attempt to steal a Public Power Corporation transformer near the village of Neochorouda, outside Oraiokastro.

The incident occurred shortly after midnight on Wednesday when officers of the Oraiokastro security unit were dispatched to a farm in the area following a tipoff that unidentified individuals were attempting to remove a transformer.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they faced a pickup truck which rammed the police vehicle. One of the three men in the truck then threatened the police with a gun, prompting one of the officers to fire a warning shot with his own weapon.

The three men fled in the pickup truck and remained at large late last night.