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Bystander catches purse snatcher in Paphos

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.

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