Safe stolen in raid on Attica disaster unit site

Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis yesterday sacked a senior official of the fire service’s disaster relief team EMAK after burglars broke into the organization’s site in northwestern Attica overnight and made off with a safe containing some 120,000 euros. According to police, the intruders cut a hole in the barbed-wire fence surrounding the site in Aspropyrgos and crossed the 100 meters between the fence and the building housing the safe without being seen by the guard on duty at the time. Police sources said that the perpetrators, believed to have fled in a truck, evidently knew the site very well and must have had detailed information about the contents of the safe. The director of the EMAK unit in Aspropyrgos was sacked while it remained unclear whether the same fate awaited the guard who was on duty or any other employees.

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