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Officer part of armed gang

A policeman was among six people arrested on Saturday on suspicion of carrying out a series of robberies over the last few months that netted more than 370,000 euros. The 41-year-old officer and four other suspects, all Greeks aged between 33 and 42, were arrested at a house in Nea Halkidona, western Athens, shortly after allegedly carrying out a robbery at a branch of ProBank in Palaio Faliron. A 35-year-old Greek was also arrested on Myconos and police are seeking a 27-year-old Albanian in connection to at least 25 armed robberies that the gang is alleged to have carried out since last December. Police said that the officer arrested was a father of two who served at police headquarters in Athens and that there were no past offenses on his record. The gang is said to have been highly organized, using two motorcycles and a taxi to make getaways following the raids on banks and state services.