News Local Meneou would-be knife thief remanded

Meneou would-be knife thief remanded

 

A  man suspected on trying to rob a kiosk at knife point was remanded in custody for four days by Larnaca District Court on Friday.

The 29 year old from Dromolaxia tried to hide in the school yard but was immobilised by citizens who heard the kiosk owner’s cries for help and gave chase.

Wearing a hood and brandishing a knife, the suspect entered the kiosk on Thursday where he banged on the counter, demanding money. The woman in charge of the kiosk shouted for help and he fled, chased by members of the public who caught up with him in the playground of Meneou Primary School and took his knife.

Police said the suspect was intoxicated and on his arrest said “I’m sorry, I made a mistake.” He reportedly told police he wanted money to pay off gambling debts.
.

Top Stories

Illegalities regarding pedestrian path at Peyia Sea Caves (PHOTOS)

The Environmental Authority asked the Municipality of Peyia to immediately demolish part of the pedestrian path constructed right above the sea caves which are...

19 patients at Famagusta General Hospital

Nineteen patients of COVID-19 are being treated at the Famagusta General Hospital, which operates as Reference Hospital. Out of these patients one is in the...

Pharmacies run out of flu shots

Association told CNA. As she said, people were in a state of panic to get the flu shot because of the COVID-19 situation and as...

Objections over only one woman on Deputy Ministry of Culture’s advisory group

Only one woman is part of the fledgling 16-member advisory committee on the establishment of a Deputy Ministry of Culture in Cyprus and this...

Britain says London mayor ‘bankrupted’ the capital

Britain is looking to force the body responsible for running London to sell off land and cut running costs as part of a fractious...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...