Two men aged 35 and 32 were remanded for eight days and two days respectively on Sunday by the Paphos court in connection with a spate of burglaries and car thefts in the district.
The court heard that the 35-year-old had been arrested on Saturday during a routine traffic stop in Yeroskipou. Checking the vehicle’s details, officers found that it bore false number plates and had been reported as stolen in December 2015 from the Paphos area.
A subsequent search of a premises rented by the 35-year-old revealed another vehicle without registration plates that also turned out to be stolen, police said. At his apartment, police said they found a number of items they believe were loot from various burglaries. They also found half a gramme of cannabis, they said.
Following the older man’s interrogation, police also arrested the 32-year-old later in the day on Saturday. At his apartment, police seized a gramme of cannabis and a number of electronic devices they suspect were stolen property.