Pious pickpocket nabbed in Thessaloniki

Police in Thessaloniki have arrested a 26-year-old foreign national on suspicion of robbing unsuspecting cafe patrons and passers-by while trying to sell them cards depicting religious figures.

The man is believed to have stolen at least 11 mobile phones and wallets containing a total of 500 euros in cash from unsuspecting victims since June last year.

He was to face a prosecutor on Friday.