A 31-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of Sunday after robbing or attempting to rob three bakeries in Limassol within two hours.
According to police, wearing a hat at a nylon stocking over his face, he entered the first bakery and threatened a staff member with a knife before taking off with 92 euros.
At 3.30am he went to a second bakery and demanded money but after a second staff member there approached him, he fled with nothing.
While police were being called to both bakeries, the robber entered a third and got away with 130 euros. This time there were police in the area who managed to nab him.
Police said he had the stolen cash and the knife on him, and that his car had been parked close to the bakery.
They said he had confessed to the three criminal acts and to two other robberies in Limassol in recent months.