Police brings down ring of suspected bank robbers

A ring of violent robbers believed to have netted some 2 million euros after at least nine raids on banks and stores and 10 burglaries on homes has been broken, police in Attica said on Thursday after arresting seven suspected members.

Four Greeks, aged 22 to 74, have been detained along with two Albanians, aged 25 and 40, and a 34-year-old Romanian. Raids on the homes of the suspects turned up weapons including a Kalashnikov assault rifle, three pistols, five hand grenades and dozens of rounds of ammunition.