Army officer nabbed robbing mini-market

An army officer was caught red-handed while trying to break into a mini-market in Arta in northwestern Greece in the early hours of Tuesday by police investigating reports of a disturbance.

The 43-year-old sergeant major, who serves at an Arta training base, told arresting officers that he was trying to rob the store in order to get something to eat as he could no longer afford food.

The suspect was handed over to the military police and will be facing a military court.