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Serial sex predator is caught

Police said yesterday they have arrested a man known to authorities for allegedly robbing and sexually assaulting dozens of woman across Athens in the last four years by using a screwdriver as a weapon. The suspect, aged 48, was arrested on Saturday morning as he was leaving his home in Aghia Paraskevi, northeastern Athens, after DNA evidence linked the suspect to the attacks. Police said the man, a plumber, is believed to have stalked his female customers who lived alone and would then break into their homes and rob them. He would then proceed to sexually assault the women. His victims could not identify him as his face was always covered during the attacks, police added. The suspect is believed to have robbed and assaulted at least 34 women in different areas of Athens, which included Zografou, Kallithea, Neos Cosmos and Pangrati. Sources added that his son is currently serving a jail sentence for similar charges.