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Police arrest 34-year-old in connection with burglary investigation

Intruder in Paphos apartment break-in taken into custody


Paphos police took a 34-year-old into custody on Monday in Paphos to facilitate investigations into a suspected case of apartment burglary, illegal possession of property, and possession of burglary tools.

According to Assistant Police Director of Paphos Operations, Michalis Nikolaou, on January 22, 2024, a 47-year-old resident of Paphos reported that the alarm system of her sister's apartment, located in Paphos and owned by her sister who was abroad, had been triggered.

Subsequently, the 47-year-old went to her sister's apartment and found it had been burglarized. The safe had been moved, but the perpetrator reportedly fled upon her arrival.

Police examinations in the area led to the discovery of a rented vehicle, seemingly leased by a 34-year-old permanent resident of Cyprus.

Further investigation revealed footage from the surveillance system of the burglarized apartment, allegedly showing the 34-year-old.

The rented vehicle was transferred to the Paphos Police, where various burglary tools and suspicious property were found inside.

An arrest warrant was issued against the 34-year-old for burglary, illegal possession of property, and possession of burglary tools, and he was sought by authorities.

Yesterday, February 5, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., the 34-year-old presented himself at the Ledra Street checkpoint in Nicosia with the intention of crossing into the occupied territories.

During passport control, it was discovered that he was wanted by authorities.

He was arrested, and upon investigation, various burglary tools and suspicious property were found in his possession, as reported by Mr. Nikolaou.

Subsequently, he was immediately re-arrested on the spot for possession of burglary tools and illegal possession of other property and placed in custody at the Paphos CID detention facilities.

Investigations into the case continue by the Paphos CID.

[With information sourced from CNA]

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