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Three arrested for metal theft in northeastern Greece

Three people were arrested in Didymoticho, northeastern Greece, on Sunday as they were attempting to steal 250 meters of electricity cable.

The suspects were removing the cable from lighting poles when they were arrested by a police unit that normally deals with illegal immigration issues in Evros.

Police said that one of the three suspects was known to them.

There has been a sharp rise in the number of cases of electricity cables being stolen and sold for scrap since the start of the economic crisis in Greece.