Refugees on Chios Steal Boat and Attempt Return to Turkey

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Last Update: 18:51

Two refugees who had applied for asylum in Greece two months ago and are awaiting their pending requests to either be approved or denied, stole a boat and attempted to escape from Chios and return to Turkey.

A 32 year-old Syrian and a 28 year-old man from Egypt stole the boat from St. Hermione port early on Wednesday and set sail for the Turkish coasts. They were spotted by a Frontex patrol vessel, taken back to Chios and the two refugees were arrested with charges of theft. The boat was returned to its owner.

Meanwhile, a total of 52 migrants and refugees arrived at Chios in the last 24 hours while no arrivals were reported on Lesvos and Samos.

Police said that on Thursday 9,921 people were recorded in the hotspots on Lesvos, Chios and Samos.

Source: ANA-MPA

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