Two men aged 29 and 31 who were arrested some two weeks ago will remain in custody until their trial on August 23, in connection with 75 cases of robbery and thefts in Ayia Napa and Protaras, police said on Thursday.
The two suspects were arrested on July 27 after a theft was reported in a rental apartment in the Famagusta district, from where objects worth €18,900 in total, was stolen.
After securing a testimony that part of the stolen goods might be in a Limassol house, police, after issuing a search warrant, found at the residence in question a large amount of clothing, electronic devices, and valuables, whose total worth was around €40,000, and were believed to have been stolen. Part of the property stolen from the Famagusta apartment was found in the house in Limassol, police said.
The two men, who were in the house during the police search, were arrested after failing to provide adequate explanations as to where the items had come from.
The suspects admitted that they were involved in 74 other robberies and thefts in Ayia Napa and Protaras, police said, between June and July. The two are to remain in custody at the central prison until their trial, police said.