Thieves break through wall to steal sports merchandise


Police are searching for an unspecified number of suspects who stole athletic shoes and other items from a store in downtown Athens after smashing a hole in the side wall of a neighbouring shop.

The heist took place early Thursday morning.

Authorities said the burglars initially broke into the next-door store on Katakouzinou street from where they opened a big hole in the concrete wall and entered the athletics shop located on Themistokleous street.

The burglars looted the merchandise and disappeared, without being seen.