Cyprus Mail

Busy 24 hours for burglars

A hotel, kiosk, a café and a home were burgled in Paralimni and Ayia Napa between Wednesday morning and Thursday night, netting thieves items worth close to €50,000, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Friday.

Tobacco products, lottery tickets, cables, electronics and even fishing nets were among the items stolen. The cigarettes, tobacco and cigars stolen from the kiosk were alone worth €30,000. Around €700 in cash and lottery tickets worth €1,000 were also taken from there.

In a second incident, a hotel manager in Ayia Napa reported that the section of the premises housing its electricity systems was broken into and power cables stolen, along with wires and a ladder, all worth €8,000.  Police said the perpetrators had also extracted the copper wiring from other cables. The hotel did not have security systems running as it was closed for the winter.

In a third incident, a 67-year-old café owner in Paralimni complained to police that all of its electrical and electronic equipment, worth more than €1,400 had been stolen. The café did not have a security system.

In a fourth incident, a 51-year-old home homeowner from Xylotymbou complained to police that burglars had broken into her house and stolen  a camera, watches, bracelets and earrings of gold, with a total value of €800. The perpetrators gained access to the house from a sliding kitchen door which was broken into.

A fifth incident saw a fishermen report to police that six fishing nets worth €900 had been stolen from his boat, which was docked at Liopeti harbour.


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