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Arrests made in mafia murder of Thanasis Kalogeropoulos

CCTV footage unveils motorcycle duo linked to mafia-style killing


In a shocking turn of events surrounding the mafia murder of Thanasis Kalogeropoulos, which occurred on Monday, October 30th, on the Amathus beach boulevard in Limassol, authorities have apprehended two Greek Cypriots, aged 41 and 44.

One of the arrested individuals had an outstanding arrest warrant for arson in Larnaca, and law enforcement managed to track him down in Paphos, leading to his apprehension. The second suspect was reportedly taken into custody in Larnaca.

The case took an intriguing twist when, on Wednesday, November 1st, the police released a closed-circuit television photo showing two individuals riding a motorcycle near the location where the vehicle used in the murder was discovered engulfed in flames.

Lefteris Kyriakou, the head of the Limassol CID, made a statement on Thursday, November 2nd, clarifying that the two individuals captured on the CCTV footage are the ones responsible for Kalogeropoulos's demise. When asked if they are the murderers, Mr. Kyriakou affirmed, "Yes, we can say that with certainty."

The brazen nature of the crime, which unfolded in a busy area often frequented by citizens for leisurely activities like swimming and walking, is nothing short of astonishing.

The murder plot was executed in the early hours of Monday morning, around 08:30, on the Amathus coastal avenue. Kalogeropoulos was attempting to park his vehicle near a popular café when the two assailants approached, blocked the entrance with their vehicle, and unleashed a hail of bullets on the 55-year-old victim. Despite his attempts to flee, his vehicle was immobilized a few meters away, and he was fatally wounded.

It's clear that the perpetrators had a deep understanding of Kalogeropoulos's routine and frequented locations, suggesting a meticulously planned and executed operation.

The investigation into this harrowing crime continues, shedding light on a disturbing underworld connection that has shaken the community.

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