Palaio Faliro: Police pick up the rapist from the Greek-Albanian border


A man wanted for the rape of a woman in Athens was handed over to Greek police by their Albanian counterparts on Tuesday. The suspect was extradited at 2:30 on Tuesday morning and taken to the central police headquarters in Athens to face a prosecutor.

Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos praised the police for a methodical investigation that led to the identification of the suspect and the excellent cooperation with authorities in Albania, which led to the suspect being delivered to Greek justice, in a social media post on Tuesday.

The 45-year-old accused of rape:





The man from Albania initially tried to rape a 24-year-old woman on October 22 and a few hours later raped a 34-year-old woman in Palaio Faliro.

Video of the attempted rape of the 24-year-old

The unscrupulous, according to police profilers, rapist was found in Albania where he had fled on October 27 in search of a hiding place.

Theodorikakos had contacted his Albanian counterpart three times regarding the 45-year-old alleged rapist.

After the phone calls, Albanian police searched for the 45-year-old at his father's house and his brother's house as there were fears that he was about to leave Albania as he realised that the situation was not good for him.

"He will be brought to Greek justice for his cowardly, inhumane and criminal behaviour," wrote the Minister of Citizen Protection on Twitter after the announcement of the 45-year-old's arrest.

The 45-year-old allegedly has a past in the criminal world of Albania.

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