Robbers tunnel into Plaka jewelry store

Police on Monday were investigating the robbery of a jewelry store in the tourist hotspot of Plaka in central Athens that took place late on Sunday night.

The thieves, according to reports, broke into a souvenir shop in Pandrossou Street that abutted the jewelry store and tunneled through the dividing wall, after which they made off with gold and precious stones, whose value has not yet been estimated.

The robbery was reported to police shortly before midnight on Sunday.