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Police arrest four in connection with Napa killings

The Ayia Napa restaurant where Kalopsidiotis was gunned down

Police on Thursday arrested four suspects in connection with last week’s murder of businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis and two other people, gunned down in an Ayia Napa restaurant while having dinner.

One of the shooters, an Albanian, 41, also died in the incident.

Police said they arrested three men, aged 39, 38, and 42, and a 28-year-old woman. The 42-year-old suspect is said to be a Serbian national who worked as Kalopsidiotis’ bodyguard.

“They were arrested in connection with actions before, during, and after the crime,” a police spokesperson said.

The four are expected to be brought before court later Friday.

Police were still seeking an Albanian national in connection with the killings.

Kalopsidiotis, 51, along with five other people, police officer Elias Hadjiefthimiou, 46, his wife Skevi, 39, their two children, and police officer —  MMAD (rapid reaction force) member Giorgos Charalambous, were having dinner when gunmen stormed the restaurant and opened fire with pistols and automatic weapons.

Kalopsidiotis, Hadjiefthimiou and his wife, and one of the gunmen, were killed during the incident while Charalambous was critically injured.

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