Family of Nikolas Moustakas, killed on Philopappos Hill, thanks Greek Police
The culprits, two Pakistani nationals – on of them claimed he is 17 years old and the other 26 – and one 28-year-old Iraqi national, confessed to the mugging, but claimed that the victim was killed when he fell off a cliff while retreating during the attack
The text of the letter is as follows:
Athens, 31 August, 2018
To: Greek Police
Heartbroken by the unjust and tragic loss of our son Nikolas, we would like to publicly express our thanks and our deep gratitude towards all the officials of Greek Police, which has been decimated by the bailout memorandums, and more specifically to the officers of Attica Security Policy, and mainly the Homicide Bureau, its director Photios Douitsis and deputy director Nikos Hasiotis, and all the officers and staff.
Our gratitude does not pertain only to the coordinated and fruitful efforts under adverse conditions to immediately find and arrest the culprits of the brutal murder of our son, Nikolas.
It mainly concerns the manner in which from the first moment they approached us, supported us, and through their efforts vindicated us.
The Family of Nikolas Moustakas
The 25-year-old victim was studying in Glasgow, Scotland and was in Greece on vacation. At the time of the attack, he was accompanied by a lady friend from Portugal, who was key in helping police identify the culprits
Police said that the three culprits were implicated in 10 previous robberies.