Two separate incidents involving armed robbers were reported on Wednesday evening, with one case leading to a police chase down a busy southern Athens boulevard.
Two foreign nationals, identified as Albanians, are allegedly responsible for the pursuit down Vouliagmeni Avenue, which left two motorcycle riders and a cyclist slightly injured when a robber's car swerved along the roadway in the opposite director. The suspect in a getaway car was apprehended at the scene, while an accomplice, driving a second stolen vehicle managed to flee.
The two armed robbers had accosted a man outside a nearby department store at gunpoint, making off with his wallet and car.
In the second incident, a foreign national was arrested in the Omonia metro station after attempting to rob a bystander. The man reportedly jumped onto the electric tracks to flee police, causing metro authorities to shut the power off on the metro line.
The suspect was later apprehended in the metro tunnel.