LIMASSOL police are on the trail of a gang believed to be responsible for recent burglaries in the area after a 42-year-old Bulgarian woman was arrested and remanded for seven days on Friday.
The woman was caught after she allegedly attempted to send abroad a bag full of expensive jewellery and watches through a courier’s office. The valuables are believed to belong to a Russian businessman, 40, who had recently had his house burgled.
The goods stolen from the man’s house were estimated at around €211,000. Police are searching for three people in relation to the case, CID spokesman Ioannis Soteriades said.
Soteriades said police had been tipped off and had visited the courier’s office in question and found a bag containing various valuables which the 40-year-old businessman identified as some of those stolen from his home. The bag contained an estimated €115,000 worth worth of the man’s stolen goods.
An arrest warrant was issued for a 42-year-old Bulgarian woman who claimed she was not involved in the case, despite allegedly wearing a golden necklace with diamonds, valued at €30,000 thousand which the businessman also recognised as belonging to him, Soteriades said.
She was taken to Limassol District Court on Friday morning where her seven-day remand was ordered. Police have also obtained an arrest warrant for a 42-year-old Bulgarian man who they believe is involved with the case.
“We have received reports that there are two more people in the gang and we are making efforts to find out more details about them so we can issue arrest warrants,” Soteriades added.
It is believed they have been involved in a number of burglaries in the area recently, the CID spokesman said. He thanked the public for their assistance in locating potential criminals.