Two Turks on Jet Ski Planned Bank Heists on Chios Island

Greek authorities say two Turkish brothers were detained on the eastern Aegean island of Chios for illegally crossing from nearby Turkey on a jet ski. They allegedly intended to rob banks on the island.

A coast guard statement on Sept. 7 said scrutiny of the two men’s mobile phones produced “indications” of the alleged heist plans.

The brothers were detained on a Chios beach on Sept. 5. They allegedly told coast guards that their jet ski had broken down, forcing them to land on the island, separated by a narrow strait from Turkey.

But the jet ski was found to be working fine, and that prompted a closer investigation. Both were charged with illegally entering Greece and conspiring to commit a crime.

Scores of refugees and migrants reach Chios from Turkey every week.

Source: AP