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POLICE in Larnaca are investigating a case of arson after a car was destroyed by a fire during the early hours of Wednesday as it was parked in the underground parking of a block of flats.

The police and fire service were notified at 1.20am.

The blaze was extinguished by fire-fighters and following initial investigations it was confirmed that it is a case of arson.

The damage to the car came to around €12,000 while the damage caused to the block of flats came to around €5,000, police said.

In a separate incident a 22-year-old Romanian man was arrested shortly after midnight on Tuesday in Limnaria in Paphos after officers allegedly caught him red-handed trying to get away from a flat owned by British pensioners with around €5,000 worth of their jewellery.

At around midnight police received reports that a man had been spotted acting suspiciously in a flat in Limnaria.

Officers stopped the 22-year-old as he was allegedly exiting the pensioners’ flat and trying to flee the scene.

He was searched and three gold rings and a golden bracelet belonging to the Brits valued at around €5,000 were found in his possession, police said.

He was arrested and held for questioning.


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