A young man's dog was taken from him while he was beaten and robbed at knifepoint by a gang of Algerian drug dealers in Athens last week, police say.
The 20-year-old victim was walking his pit bull on Thursday evening on Strefi Hill, a park in the Greek capital, when he was approached by a gang attempting to sell him drugs.
When he refused and tried to walk away, the men set upon him.
"Then the perpetrators rushed at him, beat him savagely and snatched 50 euros that he had on him and his mobile phone while their leader held a knife at the neck of the 20-year-old," Proto Thema reports.
The gang also gained control of the dog leash and escaped with the animal into nearby alleyways.
After obtaining descriptions of the assailants, police managed to locate and arrest two of them hours later.
However, the 25-year-old ringleader and pit bull reportedly remain at large.
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