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Post office employee remanded over cash theft from letters

A postal employee who was arrested in connection with the theft of letters from a Nicosia post office has been remanded for six days.

Six registered letters which contained contributions for the Red Cross went missing along with a number of other letters some time ago from the post office in Prodromos street.

The suspect, a 39-year-old man, was arrested after several letters, including some with money, were found in his possession during investigations.

The arrested man denies any involvement in the case and when questioned made claims which are being investigated.

This is the second time that a postal employee was caught stealing in Cyprus.

In October 2016 a 37-year-old postal worker who had been stealing mail sacks with undelivered letters and parcels over a period of 18 months was finally arrested.

He admitted to having stolen the items while working at a sorting office at the old airport in Larnaca.

Police kept the letters and parcels during their investigations and they were finally delivered in January 2017 though some of them never reached their destination.

Some of the several thousand pieces of mail, including photographs, personal documents and cheques had been taken out of their envelopes resulting in the postal services not knowing who they were addressed to.

“It was an unfortunate incident and an isolated one. It appears that he was acting on his own, that he didn’t have any accomplices,” Head of the postal services Andreas Gregoriou told the Cyprus Mail at the time.

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