Police arrest 11 suspected members of downtown gang

Police said on Monday that they have arrested 11 alleged members of a gang that mugged people and broke into cars in central Athens.

Officers said that the suspects, including Tunisians, Algerians, Afghans, Iraqis and Palestinians, were arrested during raids on two apartments in the city center.

Police seized a number of valuable items, including jewelry and mobile phones.

Authorities believe that the suspects were involved in more than 70 robberies in Kerameikos, Exarchia and Aghios Panteleimonas.