Ivory Coast consul general robbed in central Athens


Two unidentified individuals snatched a bag containing 50,000 euros from the car of the consul general of Ivory Coast on Monday afternoon on a street next to Syntagma Square in central Athens.

According to media reports, the 72-year-old diplomat told police that the two thieves walked up to her as she parked her car on central Karageorgis Servias Street and distracted her by saying she had a flat tire.

Police said the two men then snatched the bag, which also contained her passport, from the driver’s seat, and ran off.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.