Two armed robbers on Wednesday broke into a precious metals company in downtown Athens and shot the owner in the hand before fleeing with an unknown quantity of gold and silver. The victim was taken to hospital where he received first aid. Another armed robbery occurred early Thursday in Xylokeriza, Corinth prefecture. Three unknown individual broke a residence balcony door and, holding the house's residents at knife-point, took 380 euros in cash and other valuables. The perpetrators then shot one of the residents in the leg and escaped. The injured man was taken to Corinth hospital for first aid.
Police are searching for the perpetrators of both incidents.