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Area sealed off after €72,000 theft

Police closed the scene around a luxury villa in Ha Potami on Saturday after the owner reported a theft of more than €72,000 in cash and valuables.

The Chinese man, who is a permanent resident on the island, told police he believed his house was broken into sometime between Friday and Saturday when he was away from home.

Two gold watches, worth €52,000, and €20,000 in cash were taken from a safebox in a bedroom. A mobile phone and a laptop were also stolen, he reported.

Police said the thieves broke in using a blunt object on the main door. Investigations were underway early on Saturday morning while various items were collected as evidence.

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