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Again, shooting at ALTER TV, this time in the air

25 April 2009 / 14:04:34  GRReporter
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The police news is very rich on Saturday, April 25th. At about 11:30am unknown individuals took out Kalashnikovs in front of the ALTER TV building in Athens and started shooting in the air. The shooters were in a car and at the moment when they drove in front of the TV building, one of the passengers took out a Kalashnikov and started shooting in the air. There are no damages on the building, the police found 7 cartridge-cases in the shooting area. They will be tested in the ballistic lab of the Greek police.

The criminal chronicle starts to fill up a bit after midnight, when unknown individuals threw Molotov cocktails at a police patrol at the central Athenian square “Kaningos.” The criminals appeared suddenly from “George” street, threw the bomb and ran away. sources said that at 11:00pm last night, right after arriving at Mykonos, civil policemen stormed in the Hellenic Seaways ferry and arrested a man, travelling on a motorcycle. The arrested was given away by his accomplice – policeman, who was arrested yesterday in Athens, accused in numerous robberies. The 41 year old policeman is accused in participating in 26 robberies for about ?370 thousand since December 2008 until today.

Meanwhile, a research by the Athenian University published in today’s “Vima” newspaper shows that 3 out of every 4 Greeks living in the center of Athens are scared to go out at night. 7 out of every 10 questioned, blame the media in exaggerating the criminality problem. The comparison with previous years is demonstrative. During the first 2 months of 2007, there were 409 robberies in Athens; during the first 2 months of 2009 – 768 robberies. For the first two months of 2007 there were 8648 smaller thefts in stores, private homes, and offices. And during the first two months of 2009 the number increased to 12817.

27% of Greeks believe the main reason for the increasing criminality is the lack of police and 17.5% believe the immigrants are the ones to blame.

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