Cyprus Mail

Betting shop owner injured in attack

Two people broke in a betting shop on Sunday, stole €9,000 and injured the owner in the process, police said.

According to the police report, at around 10.30pm two people barged into a betting shop at Polis Chrysochous, Paphos, holding clubs. The assailants attacked the 37-year-old owner of the shop, fracturing his left arm.

The two individuals then grabbed the money from the till and left.

The owner called the police and was then rushed to Paphos General Hospital. He was kept overnight for monitoring.

CyBC reported that the man told investigators that the assailants both spoke Greek and knew their way around the shop.

Betting shops all over the island saw steep increase in activity on Sunday, since the lottery game “Joker” had a jackpot of €14 million. The next “Joker” draw is on Thursday, this time with a €17 million jackpot.

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