Man arrested in connection to Paros murder

A 29-year-old was arrested in Athens in connection to a murder committed following a bank robbery on the Cycladic island of Paros on August 10.

According to police reports, the 29-year-old allegedly fatally injured Dimitris Michas, a 53-year-old taxi driver who tried to stop him and his accomplices after an armed raid on an Alpha bank branch in the village of Naoussa.

According to police sources the 29-year-old is also allegedly tied to the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, a group that has carried out a series of bombings in 2008 and 2009.

Michas was standing near the bank when three of the perpetrators exited the bank with some 60,000 euros. According to witness reports, the 53-year-old tried to halt the robbers before one of them shoot him three times. The three robbers subsequently got into a car driven by a fourth man.