Three men were arrested at the end of last week in connection with a 4.2-million-euro robbery, that occurred about a year ago at a branch of a security service company in Kavala, northern Greece.
Police have three Greek nationals in custody, aged 41, 44, and 64, who they believe committed the robbery from the security company where the 44-year-old suspect worked as a manager.
The former company manager is also accused of attempting to mislead the investigation by claiming that two unidentified suspects kidnapped his daughter in order to force him to hand over the money in the company safe.
The investigation began on January 26, 2019, when the 44-year-old suspect called police to report that two masked armed robbers had ambushed him inside his home and tied him up until he agreed to hand over the company’s earnings in exchange for the release of his daughter, whom they had previously kidnapped.
Officers noticed inconsistencies in the man’s deposition and secretly placed him and other suspects under close surveillance, during which time they discovered the kidnapping claim was false.
Officers raided the suspects’ homes, one business, and other locations in the Kavala area on December 19 and 20, 2019.
The majority of the cash (3.4 million euros) was recovered by authorities, some of which was hidden in a hole in the yard of a car repair shop owned by one of the suspects. More money was found in a well, boxes, and a speaker. A pistol and a revolver were also discovered.
Authorities believe more people are involved in the investigation, and several details of the case remain unknown.