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Police recover stolen items

Police in Nicosia have arrested a 62-year-old man and held him for questioning in connection with a case of stolen property and illegally possessing a gun.
A 37-year-old man had reported to police on Saturday that an excavator, a tractor and other machinery valued at around €10,900 had been stolen from his fenced-off land in Astromeritis.
During their investigations, police carried out a number of searches in the area found part of the stolen goods on Wednesday.
Officers found the stolen excavator in a field in Peristerona, police said.
Following a search at a 62-year-old man’s property in Astromeritis, officers found a number of spare parts, animal feed, a stolen vehicle and a revolver. The revolver was sent for forensic testing.
The 62-year-old was allegedly unable to give satisfactory answers regarding the various items police found and was arrested.
Morphou CID is investigating the case.

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