Three people arrested while trying to steal railway bridge

Three people have been arrested in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on suspicion of trying to dismantle a railway bridge so they could sell it for scrap.

Police said the three suspects, all Roma, were caught at the bridge in Adendro, as they prepared to use welding equipment to take the structure apart.

Two of the suspects are women, aged 40 and 36, and one is a 36-year-old man. Officers said they are seeking a 47-year-old man suspected of being an accomplice.

There have been several more cases this year of railway bridges being targeted by gangs looking to make a profit from dismantling them and selling the metal to scrap merchants.

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