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‘Jogging priests’ held for raids on Zakynthos

Police on the Ionian island of Zakynthos yesterday were questioning two men believed to have carried out an armed raid on the local tax office earlier in the day disguised as priests. According to police, the two suspects – who are reportedly Greek but not local residents – were seen jogging in the area of Kryoneri, on the island’s eastern coast. Officers said the alleged robbers had hidden some 30,000 euros in loot and were carrying another 20,000 in their track suits. The two men are believed to have been behind another armed raid on a branch of Alpha Bank in the central square of the island’s main port on December 29 which netted them some 57,000 euros. Police said the bulk of this cash was discovered in searches of the men’s homes.