Two brothers who posed as tax officers on Tuesday in order to swindle 350 euros from an 80-year-old man in a village in Kilkis, northern Greece, were in hospital later in the day after a car chase by police culminated in them losing control of their vehicle and suffering broken limbs.
The two men, aged 29 and 31, visited the elderly man at his home in the village of Valtotopi and convinced him to hand over 350 euros by saying that his son had debts to the tax office.
The elderly man alerted police, who dispatched officers to the scene.
The officers spotted the two men leaving in their car and gave chase.
The younger brother, who was driving, resorted to dangerous maneuvers in an attempt to elude the police but lost control of the car, which overturned, police said.
The pair were rescued from the wreckage and hospitalized while the cash was returned to the 80-year-old.