Five Georgian nationals, four men and a woman aged 35 to 44, have been arrested in connection to the murder of a 58-year-old taverna owner in his home in the area of Kallithea in Halkidiki, northern Greece, in September.

The woman, who worked part-time at the taverna, allegedly informed the other suspects that the victim kept large amounts of cash in a safe at his apartment.

The suspects, who police believe have committed a string of other robberies, allegedly tied and beat the victim to death after he refused to divulge the safe code.

One of the suspects was arrested on Friday when police raided an illegal vodka distillery in the area of Kordelio.