Police said they have detained a 51-year Bulgarian woman suspected of stealing elderly women’s wallets at an outpatient’s clinic by pretending to be a hospital patient.
The woman, who was remanded in custody for six days on Wednesday, was caught the previous day by members of the public who allegedly noticed her stealing a woman’s wallet from her bag.
CID chief Yiannis Soteriades said the suspect pretended to be a patient and went around the old Limassol hospital’s outpatient clinic. She stole the wallets of two women waiting to be served and is suspected of stealing a man’s wallet during a church service.
Police arrested the suspect and later found out that she had used stolen cash cards found in the wallets along with the pin numbers.
She is suspected of stealing €1,200.
Police told the court that she also matched the description of a woman recorded by ATM security cameras withdrawing money with the stolen cards.
Soteriades urged people to be extra careful when in crowded places and keep a close eye on their personal items.