Suspected Molotov Cocktail Attack Damages Popular Greek Adelaide Restaurant

Fire damage to Ammos Greek Bistro in North Adelaide. Picture: Zayda Dollie

A popular Greek restaurant in North Adelaide, Ammos Greek Bistro, sustained damages of approximately $100,000 in a suspicious fire early Monday morning.

Fire crews responded to the scene shortly after 3:00 AM on Monday following reports of a fire at the O'Connell Street restaurant. Witnesses reported hearing glass breaking and observing two individuals wearing hoods fleeing the scene in a silver hatchback, last seen heading east on Ward Street.

Fire crews were called to the O’Connell St restaurant just after 3 am on Monday, police said.

Witnesses reported hearing smashing glass and seeing two hooded figures making off from the scene in a silver hatchback, which was last seen heading east on Ward St.

The fire is being treated as suspicious, police said.

There are reports the blaze was started by a Molotov cocktail attack, with fire damage mainly limited to the kitchen area. No one was injured.

The restaurant, on the intersection of Ward St and O’Connell St, has been cordoned off with police tape since the early hours of Monday morning.

The glass door facing Ward St appears to have been smashed, with glass shards still scattered on the footpath and the remaining glass pane in pieces. The top of the door frame and the inside of the restaurant are also black from soot.

The concerned owners – 25-year-old twin brothers Savvas and Sotiri Vassiliou – watched on from the opposite side of the road as crime scene officers examined the scene, but declined to comment.

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