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Greek Cops Charge Man in Daring Bank Safe Deposit Box Heists

March 28, 2021

ATHENS – Greek police arrested a 58-year-old man in Athens they said was able to break up bank safe deposit boxes with a screwdriver and put the looted goods in his own in the same bank, which they wouldn’t name.

The bank was in the Halandri neighborhood of Athens, said the business newspaper Naftermporiki in a report it described as being right out of a movie, as police wouldn’t reveal what was taken with speculation it could have been millions worth of cash, jewelry and precious coins.

The thefts were said to have happened either Oct. 20 or Oct. 21, 2020, authorities using CCTV surveillance video and DNA samples but wouldn’t say if there were cameras in the safe deposit box area that could spy on users.

A suspect on video footage is seen on two occasions wearing a hat, face mask – during the COVID-19 pandemic when most people were – and disposal gloves, and carrying a mail bag, the report said.

The man, who wasn’t identified although news video showed him being escorted by police, was taken into custody and reportedly denied the charge, Greek state TV saying he used only a screwdriver to pop the boxes.

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