A 38-year-old Pontian man from Georgia, arrested after he drove an unconscious man to the hospital, was remanded on Monday for five days in connection with the illegal possession of property and break-in tools.
The 38-year-old and a fellow 33-year-old Georgian had taken a 41-year-old, also Georgian, who had fallen unconscious to the Larnaca general hospital on Sunday evening.
The 41-year-old was pronounced dead by a doctor who examined him in the car.
During the examination, the doctor and nurses noticed a safe, a television, and a large screwdriver behind the car seat, and suspecting that the three men had been involved in a burglary, notified police.
Before the arrival of the police, the two men had fled. The 38-year-old was later caught and arrested. Police are still seeking the 33-year-old.
Police told Larnaca court that the 38-year-old claimed that a person he did not know had driven the 33-year-old and the 41-year-old to his house, along with the safe and the television, and that he had agreed for them to put the items in his car as all three were to leave Larnaca.
He added that the 41-year-old consumed an energy drink while he was in the car and started having spasms, so he drove him to the hospital.
The suspect, the court heard, who was arrested following a police car chase near the hospital initially said that there was no safe and television in his car, but later admitted that he had thrown the safe out of the car after leaving the hospital. He also claimed that the 33-year-old had hid the television but that he doesn’t know where. Police are still searching for the 33-year-old.
A post mortem will take place later to determine the exact cause of death of the 41-year-old.