One robber in hospital after intended victims hit back


Two would-be robbers wielding assault rifles were thwarted by the owner of a convenience store in Palaio Faliro and his employee when they tried to hold up the business in the early hours of on Tuesday morning.

When the owner refused to hand over his takings, one of the assailants fired his gun into the air as a warning.

After the shots were fired, the two men managed to disarm the assailants, beating one of them so badly that he was hospitalized.

The 34-year-old remained in the capital’s Evangelismos Hospital last night under armed guard while police were seeking the second assailant who fled.