Police in the northern port city of Thessaloniki have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection to the murder of a 78-year-old woman in the area of Harilaou last week.

The suspect, who lived in the same apartment block as the victim, allegedly attacked the woman following a dispute over wages he was owed for having carried out maintenance work in her apartment.

According to reports, the 37-year-old fatally injured the victim before removing jewelry from her flat.