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VIOLENT MUGGING

17-year-old drug addict charged A teenage drug addict was charged yesterday with Friday’s violent mugging of a mobile telephone shop employee in the Piraeus district of Drapetsona. The charges included attempted murder. Sophia Drimitaki, 20, was repeatedly hit on the head and in the abdomen with a blunt object, and was still in the hospital yesterday with severe injuries. The suspect said he committed the robbery – a small sum was stolen from the till – to buy drugs.