Police have released photos of four suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion in Paphos, where they tied up a 63-year-old woman and got away with cash and jewelry.
The crime took place on Sunday evening, when four men broke into a private residential building and at least three of them went up to the fourth floor and entered the elderly woman’s apartment. Reports said access to the fourth floor was possible only with a special elevator key.
According to Paphos police deputy director Nicos Tsappis, three men who entered the apartment through an open door, had their faces covered and threatened the woman with a knife in the kitchen. The men, who spoke in English, then tied the senior citizen’s hands and feet and placed a tape over her mouth before stealing €2500 in cash and jewelry of an unknown value. They got away by exiting the building through the main stairway.
'Even though this is an isolated incident, there are some peculiarities that are of concern to police and investigators are taking the matter very seriously'
Reports said neighbours, who came to the woman’s aid after the suspects had left, called the police while no more information was shared with the public except the photos released on Monday.
“Even though this is an isolated incident, there are some peculiarities that are of concern to police and investigators are taking the matter very seriously,” Tsappis said.
The suspects are wanted in connection with multiple offences, including captivity charges with intent of false imprisonment, aggravated assault, theft, robbery, and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Police are asking members of the public to contact authorities if they have any information that could them to the suspects, by calling CID Paphos at 26.606.021, 26.606.026, or 26.606.049. People may also contact the nearest law enforcement agent or dial the Citizen Hotline at 1460.