Attica break-in gang nabbed

Police said yesterday that they had arrested eight people alleged to be members of one of Attica’s most active robbery gangs, which is thought to have carried out at least 46 break-ins at homes in eastern Attica. Officers said they have caught six men and two women but are looking for several more suspects. The eight people arrested were described as Gypsies from Albania. The gang is thought to have been formed some six months ago. Its main activity was to break into houses while the homeowners were out and steal cash, electronic goods and other valuables. Some of the stolen items were found in the homes of the eight suspects. Most recently, some of the gang members robbed a businessman at gunpoint in his home in Keratea, east of Athens. The Christmas Eve raid led police to the suspects, officers said, without providing further details.

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