A 52-year-old Greek pharmacist was shot dead on the street of an Athens suburb as two men robbed him of his business takings.
Father-of-two Spyros Poukamisas was shot dead close to his pharmacy in Rendi, a working class district near Piraeus. According to Ekathimerini the pharmacist was accosted by two robbers intent on stealing his bag which contained 1,600 euros.
Witnesses recounted he said “Not me again, guys” as he was approached, having already been robbed last month.
Ta Nea reported five shots were fired, two striking the pharmacist in the chest, and a fatal shot to the head. The two robbers escaped the scene in a yellow Peugeot.
Poukamisas was a member of the Piraeus Pharmaceutical Society. Theodoros Ambatzoglou, president of the Panhellenic Pharmacists Association said "The pharmaceutical world is grieving today for a pharmacist, a fighter and an excellent family man." (Athens News) Pharmacies in Piraeus will close on Friday as a mark of respect.
Politicians have brought the issue of policing to the fore during the last week of electioneering before Sunday's vote. Members of Golden Dawn, the far-right political party, visited the scene of the crime to pay their respects.