Escaped convict said to have had plastic surgery to alter appearance

Escaped convict said to have had plastic surgery to alter appearance

Vassilis Palaiocostas, who has been on the run since 2009 when he escaped from Korydallos Prison in a helicopter, has had plastic surgery to change his appearance, it emerged on Wednesday.

The procedure became obvious in photographs the police released on Wednesday of a man at a service station in central Greece in February 2011. Officers said the man was Palaiocostas and the photos were taken shortly before a car he was traveling in with another suspect was chased by police. More than 20 shots were fired by the two men, who injured a policeman before escaping.

The photos were released after a magistrate issued an arrest warrant for Palaiocostas in connection to the incident.

Officers also told Kathimerini that they believe the convicted criminal is working with Nikos Maziotis, a member of the urban guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle who absconded last year.

The pair are thought to have conducted a number of bank robberies with several other accomplices.

Πηγή: ekathimerini.com

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