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Paphos: Nicosia bakery robbery suspect arrested


After a week on the run, a 33 year old man wanted in connection with a robbery in Nicosia has been arrested in the Kouklia area, hiding in reeds on the banks of the Diarizos river, philenews reports.

The man attempted to evade capture, but was apprehended by police, the news site added.

Two other men are already under arrest in connection with the same case. All three are Nigerian.

They are suspected of threatening with a cleaver an employee of a courier service who had just picked up the weekend takings from a bakery in Ayios Dhometios in Nicosia on May 18.

The grabbed the money– some €52,000 — and fled.

The first two men, aged 26 and 29, were arrested when police stopped a taxi near Paphos Airport the same day of the robbery. The three men in the taxi attempted to make a run for it — two were arrested after police fired warning shots in the air  — but the third managed to get away.

In the taxi, police found a large sum of money which is believed to be the money stolen from the bakery.

Two arrests in Paphos after Nicosia bakery robbery



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