A 35-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in connection with the robbery attempt last week of a Bank of Cyprus branch in Paphos and a break-in at the Paphos general hospital’s accounts department last year.
The attempted robbery of the bank branch in Paphos took place on January 4 when two men with their faces covered tried at around 1.30pm to break into the branch via the back security door, using iron crowbars.
The break-in attempt set off the alarm, causing the two men to flee the scene in a car. About an hour later, police found an abandoned car, believed to have been used by the suspects, that was set on fire near the village of Anavargos. The car had been stolen earlier in the day. Later, on the same day two suspects were arrested.
The break-in at the Paphos general hospital’s accounts department took place, a year ago, in January 2017. Some €70 were stolen along with two computer hard disks. The 35-year-old denied involvement in the two cases.