Robberies on the rise nationwide

Robberies on the rise nationwide

Law enforcement authorities are raising the alarm as the number of robberies across the country has risen significantly in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, according to police data.

A total of 2,456 robberies were recorded in the period stretching from January to June, compared to 2,203 incidents in the same period last year.

In Attica, there were 1,867 robberies compared to 1,648 in the first six months of 2015.

Thessaloniki also a posted a rise, with 336 robberies against 265 last year.

However, bank robberies were reportedly down.