Limassol police on Wednesday nabbed a 25-year-old serial robber shortly after his foiled attempt at taking money from a bakery’s cash register.
The man walked into a bakery on Mishaouli & Kavazoglou street at dawn wearing a hood and gloves. Brandishing a pocket knife, he ordered a female employee to open the cash register and hand him the money.
It all went wrong for him, however, when the employee began crying out for help, alerting other staff working inside.
The suspect fled the scene, but police spotted him and picked him up shortly after. He matched the general description given by the bakery employees, and police officers found in his possession the hood and knife.
Under questioning, the man admitted to the attempted robbery, but also fessed up to earlier having stolen from two other bakeries and a kiosk.
According to Limassol CID, the man – a Greek Cypriot – claimed to be unemployed and in financial distress. He later appeared before Limassol district court, which ordered that he be remanded in custody for eight days.