Man caught pinching donations for fire victims


A man has been arrested after being caught stealing donations for fire victims from a drop-off site in Nea Makri, near the areas ravaged by last month’s lethal wildfires, police said on Thursday.

Members of the police’s motorcycle-riding DIAS squad detained the suspect, a 37-year-old Albanian national, inside the town gym on Tuesday after receiving a call by a guard.

During a search, officers found two boxes with biscuits and canned food inside the trunk of the suspect’s car.

Police said they were seeking a 49-year-old Greek national believed to have acted as his accomplice.

The 37-year-old appeared before an Athens prosecutor on Thursday.