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Suspect detained in connection to Ancient Olympia heist

Police have detained a suspect in connection with the recent robbery at the Ancient Olympia museum.

Officers said they have detained a foreign national who they suspect was part of a group that raided jewellery shops in the area. Police believe this gang may have been involved in the museum heist as well.

The guard on duty at the museum at the time of the raid is due to inform police whether she recognizes the suspect.

Police studied seven minutes of CCTV footage before bringing the suspect in for questioning.

The thieves stole between 60 and 70 items from the museum.

ekathimerini.com , Friday February 24, 2012 (12:28)  
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