Policemen suspended for losing guns

Two police officers have been suspended from duty after their car was broken into and two handguns were stolen while they were on duty in Monastiraki, central Athens.

The officers said they had parked their car so they could go to eat but found that their guns, as well as other personal items, were missing when they returned.

In an unrelated incident, a 17-year-old was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning on suspicion of holding up a grillhouse.

The teenager is accused of threatening staff with a gun and stealing 1,700 euros in cash.

Officers said they found a gun and 10 bullets in his possession.