Cyprus Mail

Man wanted for Co-op robbery arrested

Charalambos Kaloyerides, wanted by police in connection with a robbery at the Ayios Athanasios Co-op in Limassol on March 6 was arrested on Sunday in Larnaca.

Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said the operation to arrest him, following a tip, was a co-ordinated effort between the police of Larnaca and Limassol and the anti terrorism unit. Kaloyerides was arrested at a flat in Larnaca.

He is suspected of plotting the armed robbery, illegal possession and transfer of a gun plus illegal possession and transfer of explosive substances.

According to Angelides, four foreign women and one foreign man were also found in the apartment who were arrested and questioned about a conspiracy following the robbery.

Police investigations are continuing at the flat.

Kaloyerides is expected to be taken before Limassol District Court on Monday for a remand order to be issued against him, as are the five foreigners.

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