Authorities on Friday reported the arrest of a 30-year-old Albanian suspected of opening fire on police that had responded to a call that a burglary was in progress. The incident took place in the early hours of May 16 in Markopoulos, Oropos.
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday afternoon by northeastern Attica security police, while a search is on to find and arrest a 31-year-old Albanian believed to be his accomplice.
On May 16, the two men had broken into a corner shop in Markopoulos but were seen by local residents, who called the police.
An Oropos police station patrol car arrived on the scene and attempted to arrest the two burglars, at which time the 30-year-old opened fire on the officers and fired several shots against them using a Tokarev pistol. No one was injured as a result but the two thieves managed to escape.
Police are also investigating whether the pair may have participated in other criminal offences and the suspect under arrest was led before a public prosecutor.

Authorities on Friday reported the arrest of a 30-year-old Albanian suspected of opening fire on police that had responded to a call that a burglary was in progress. The incident took place in the early hours of May 16 in Markopoulos, Oropos.
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday afternoon by northeastern Attica security police, while a search is on to find and arrest a 31-year-old Albanian believed to be his accomplice.
On May 16, the two men had broken into a corner shop in Markopoulos but were seen by local residents, who called the police.
An Oropos police station patrol car arrived on the scene and attempted to arrest the two burglars, at which time the 30-year-old opened fire on the officers and fired several shots against them using a Tokarev pistol. No one was injured as a result but the two thieves managed to escape.
Police are also investigating whether the pair may have participated in other criminal offences and the suspect under arrest was led before a public prosecutor.