A police officer stationed on the Ionian island of Lefkas has been suspended from duty after detectives investigating a robbery in the local town of Nydri discovered that he had paid the robbers' hotel bill, tried to persuade the hotel to destroy CCTV recordings of their movements and picked up a watch that they left behind during their stay.
According to a police announcement on Wednesday, there will also be a formal internal inquiry and the officer involved will go before the Lefkas public prosecutor and be charged with being an accomplice to the robbery. The robbers had targeted an armoured van making a cash delivery on August 5 in the coastal town of Nydri, a popular tourist resort.