A restaurant owner in Paphos caught a man who had allegedly burgled his business in the early hours of Saturday.
Police said the restaurant’s alarm went off at around 12.50am, alerting the owner who rushed to his business.
There, he found that the cash machine’s drawer was missing, along with an undisclosed amount of cash.
At some point, while outside, the owner spotted a man on foot holding a tablecloth. The owner approached the man and asked him to stop but he dropped the cloth and tried to escape. The man was caught with the help of a bystander and was detained until the arrival of the police.
Police searched the 42-year-old suspect and found cash and other items whose possession he could not justify.