Metal thief detained

Police in Athens on Friday were questioning a 30-year-old man who is alleged to have stolen copper cables, sheets of aluminum and spare parts from various workshops and worksites in Koropi, eastern Attica, with the total value of the loot estimated at around 265,000 euros.

The thefts all took place over the past three months.

Police said they caught the 30-year-old on Wednesday on the premises of a cement factory in Koropi.