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Car robbers arrested in Thessaloniki, Crete

A remote control device blocking cars? electronic locking systems was the tool allegedly used by three men, arrested in Thessaloniki on Sunday, to get into people?s cars and strip them of valuables.

The three suspects, aged 39, 28 and 23, were spotted by police officers in the suburb of Pylaia sitting in a car in a mall parking lot, and were arrested after being found in possession of stolen property.

In Hania, Crete, meanwhile, it appears that two other car robbers took a less sophisticated approach as they are suspected to be behind over 30 smash-and-grab robberies of cars in the city.

The two men, Algerian nationals aged 24 and 26, were arrested late on Friday.