NEWS

Big ELTA haul an inside job?

Police yesterday were seeking a 35-year-old man, employed as a cashier at a branch of Hellenic Post (ELTA) in the central city of Larissa, after he failed to turn up for work on the same day that 1.3 million euros was found to be missing from the safe of the post office. According to police, the safe was full of clothes. Bank staff told officers that the 35-year-old had come to work last Friday carrying a rucksack that he had said contained clothes for relatives whom he would be joining on vacation over the weekend. Officials at ELTA refused to comment on the disappearance of the cash or the cashier, who has been employed with ELTA for seven years, saying they would wait for the outcome of an internal investigation and a police probe. The incident came a day after armed robbers raided a cafe in Domokos, Fthiotida prefecture, and forced an ELTA employee who had been distributing pension payments to locals to hand over 30,000 euros.