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Apartment block cash card thieves nabbed

Three people have been arrested in Athens on suspicion of stealing cash and credit cards from apartment block entrances and then either conning banks into giving them the personal identification numbers or extorting money from the owners of the cards. Officers said on Saturday that a Greek man and woman, aged 35 and 50 respectively, and a 28-year-old Moroccan were arrested in central Athens and the northeastern suburb of Halandri. The three suspects are believed to have stolen some 50,000 euros by either obtaining the PINs or threatening the people from whom they stole the cards. They allegedly damaged the car of one victim. Police found 50 stolen cards as well as 11 mobile phones and nine SIM cards after raiding the suspects’ homes. The suspects are due to face a prosecutor tomorrow.