Police arrested an Italian national late Wednesday in Paphos for loitering and being in possession of stolen goods.
The 41-year-old who was wandering about near the western perimeter of Paphos airport was spotted by a patrol car.
He was apprehended and taken into custody after police found three wrist watches and four mobile phones in his possession.
It transpired under questioning that he had run-ins with the police previously. The man was also known to Italian embassy.
He was expected to be charged and released.