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Policeman arrested for participation in robbery ring

An officer serving at the Greek Police’s Attica headquarters was arrested on Monday as an investigation is conducted into his alleged participation in a gang that conducted numerous armed robberies and break-ins.

The 44-year-old policeman was taken into custody by his colleagues along with six other people, aged 26 to 36, accused of being part of the gang that is suspected of having conducted a series of armed robberies on trucks delivering merchandise as well as of breaking into a number of jewelry stores over the past year.

Authorities are seeking two more suspects in connection with the case: a 32-year-old Kazakh who is believed to be gang’s Number Two decision-maker and against whom there is a pending arrest warrant for similar crimes, as well as another man aged 41.

The gang is believed to be composed of Greeks of Kazakh origin.