Man suspected of 30 holdups and wanted in Romania, nabbed

Police on Thursday closed in on a 50-year-old man who is also wanted in his native Romania on a European arrest warrant, taking him into custody in the Athenian neighborhood of Neos Cosmos.

Greek authorities believe the suspect is behind at least 30 armed holdups, 27 on banks, since 2008 in various parts of the capital, in which he made off with an estimated 327,000 euros.

He has been convicted to eight years in Romania for attempted murder.