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Store robbed in broad daylight (updated)

CCTV footage released by the police show the suspects in the shop

A JEWELLERY store in Ayia Napa was robbed in broad daylight on Friday by three people who had gone into the store pretending to be customers, police said.

According to Famagusta Police spokesman Giorgos Economou, two men and one woman entered the store on Kryou Nerou Road at around 10.30am and asked the two female employees to show them a number of items.

“The three assailants managed to corner the two employees and tie them up with tape and then grabbed as many pieces of jewellery as they could before making their getaway,” he said.

“The value of the stolen items has yet to be calculated by the owner who told officers that the jewellery is not covered by insurance,” he added.

Economou said that evidence had been taken from the store which had been sent for forensic testing.

After studying CCTV footage, police released images and details of the three people (two men and one woman) they were looking for in connection with the heist.

The woman is described as being 30 to 40 years old, with blonde hair. She was wearing a black hat, blue blouse and black trousers and carried a large black bag on her shoulder.

One of the men was described as being 45-50 years old, of medium build, who wore a black shirt and a black bag around his waist.

The second man is believed to be 30-35 years old, of medium build, who wore a black shirt, black shorts with green stripes and sports shoes.

Police call on anyone with information as to their whereabouts to contact Famagusta CID, their nearest police station or the Citizen’s Hotline on 1460.

 

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