Cyprus Mail

Two arrested with sledgehammer trying to steal church collection box

Two youths, age 17 and 19 were caught red-handed trying to steal the candle collection box at the church of Ayia Paraskevi in Limassol.

According to police, on Monday evening while a member of the public was in the vicinity of the church he heard a loud noise coming from inside.

Looking in the window, he saw two people with a sledgehammer trying to break the concrete around the collection box and alerted the police.

A subsequent search of the 19-year-old’s car revealed tools that could be used in burglaries. The sledgehammer was also recovered from the scene.

The pair was arrested and will appear before the court.


Related Posts

Marlow Navigation

Paul Lambis

Iranian police call woman’s death in custody an ‘unfortunate incident’

Reuters News Service

Spurs’ players have to accept rotation – Conte

Reuters News Service

Explainer: Understanding Ethereum’s major ‘Merge’ upgrade

Reuters News Service

Russia requests ‘explanations’ from IAEA on Zaporizhzhia report

Reuters News Service

Rescue efforts underway as China earthquake toll rises to 65

Reuters News Service