Trio of foreign nat'ls arrested in 'home invasion' case

Three Albanian nationals, two 25-year-olds and a 24-year-old, were arrested on Sunday during a coordinated police raid in the Neos Kosmos district of Athens, a day after the trio and another man allegedly committed a "home invasion" in the eastern Attica prefecture. 

The suspects are accused of armed robbery and grand auto theft. 

An investigation is underway on whether the suspects are implicated in a string of recent home invasions in various upscale Athens neighbourhoods.

Two handguns, ammunition, burglary tools and masks were found in two residences. 

According to reports, the 25-year-old was released from a prison in Grevena in December 2010 after serving a seven-year sentence for thefts and other crimes. 

Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, a Georgian national was charged with no less than 73 break-ins of vehicles, mostly in southern coastal Athens. 

The man, 28, had also been previously arrested but released on bail.

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