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Greek Police to Patrol Tourist Attractions and Metro in Athens

Aiming to increase the feelings of safety of the residents and tourists of Athens, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) has launched a new scheme involving patrols of the city’s tourist attractions.

According to reports, Greek police officers will patrol the sites in teams of five in special police vans.

Moreover, as of next week, ELAS will launch a scheme for Athens’ 47 metro stations, aiming to crackdown on pickpockets.

Some 130 police officers will patrol – in black uniforms rather than the usual blue – all of the station’s platforms.

The city’s central stations – Omonia, Syntagma, Attica and Monastiraki – have more than one police officer on call.

Stations with less passenger traffic will be overseen by policemen of the DIAS motorcycle-riding squad and the Immediate Action Unit.

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  1. Stephen Reply

    The exact same thing happened to me they pretended the doors wouldn’t work and had a guy bump in behind me stealing my wallet. The staff at the metro could care less.

  2. Jeff Waymack Reply

    More police support didn not stop the pick pockets from stealing my wallet and my wife’s cell phone on Tuesday at the Monastiraki station. We were literally mugged. They would let us exit because the doors “would not work.

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