Two suspects, a 19-year-old repatriated ethnic Greek from the former Soviet Union and a 22-year-old foreign national, were arrested and charged with attempting to rob five foreign nationals shooting dice at a construction site in downtown Thessaloniki, police announced on Tuesday.

A third suspect is still wanted, accused of masterminding the holdup ostensibly in revenge for losing a large sum of money in a game of craps with the intended victims a few days ago.

Police said the two suspects were armed and had their faces covered. Shots were fired into the air when the robbery victims tried to resist.