A bystander chased and caught a 20-year-old who allegedly snatched the purse of a British woman while she was taking a walk in Kato Paphos on Monday.
The purse contained €780 in cash, the woman told police.
The perpetrator, a Russian national, was chased by a bystander who managed to catch him and hand him over to the authorities.
Also Monday, Paphos police detained a Greek man, 55, suspected of stealing an electronic part of a quad bike.
According to the police, the man went to a motorcycle shop and asked the owner to take out a quad bike for a test drive.
The owner agreed, but when the vehicle was returned he noticed that a part worth €2000 had gone missing.
He reported the incident to police who arrested the 55-year-old.
Also in Paphos, a beekeeper from the village of Salamiou reported that thieves stole four beehives worth €1200.
The case is being investigated by the Kelokedara police.