Cables worth an estimated 80,000 euro were stolen from a worksite for the construction of two tunnels on the Apomarma-Agioi Deka road, authorities said on Tuesday. While investigating the theft, Messara Police Operations officers traced some of the stolen cables and returned them to the construction firm.
An inquiry is being conducted by the Moires police station.
Copper cable thieves arrested in Kinetta, greater Athens
Police in Megara, greater Athens, on Tuesday reported the arrest of 4 local men, aged 18-43, who were members of a ring responsible for thefts of copper cable from the railway network. Another five individuals are still wanted.
The suspects were arrested in Kinetta district on the old Athens-Corinth national motorway on Monday morning, soon after they had removed a total of 450 meters of copper cabling.
Police confiscated the stolen cable, as well as, tools and equipment used by the suspects.