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One elderly woman murdered, another mugged

An elderly woman was found dead in her home on Friday morning in the village of Poros, in Iraklio Crete, while another, in northern Greece was mugged by a group of youths who attempted to rob her of her pension.

The 85-year-old Cretan woman is believed to have been stabbed and beaten to death in her home by either one or more assailants, who also attempted to set fire to the house, which investigating officers believe was meant to destroy evidence of their crime, the cause of which remains unknown.

Authorities have taken the unnamed woman’s grandson in for questioning in connection with the brutal murder, as he lived with her and was the one to report the crime to the police.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, police in Florina in northern Greece were questioning five Greek youths, aged between 15 and 20, on charges relating to the violent mugging of an 80-year-old woman.

The group of youths are suspected of attacking and beating the elderly woman in the village of Filotas after she cashed in her pension in order to grab the money off her.