A 33-year-old foreign national was arrested in Thessaloniki on Sunday after a Greek citizen filed a complaint that the man had stolen his briefcase and then tried to extort money to return the contents.
The briefcase, which was stolen in downtown Thessaloniki, contained important documents and 1,000 euros in cash.
The thief originally asked 100 euros from the owner to return the contents, but returned only part of the contents and asked another 50 euros to return the rest of the objects.
The foreign national was arrested in downtown Thessaloniki during his second meeting with the victim, who was to pay the 50 euros for the return of the rest of the objects contained in his briefcase.