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Thieves posed as PPC workers to rob pensioner in Fokida

Three men were to face a prosecutor on Wednesday following their arrest in Delphi, central Greece, on charges of robbery and fraud after they allegedly swindled 500 euros from an elderly woman in the village of Chryso, in Fokida prefecture, by posing as employees of the Public Power Corporation on a visit to check her electricity meter.

One of the men distracted the 75-year-old while the second sneaked into her house and stole the money, according to police, who said the third suspect had been waiting in a getaway car.

The three, aged 34, 39 and 40, are believed to be members of the local Roma community.