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Second suspect in attempted murder arrested in north

Miroslav Balazovjech

A Slovakian man wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a businessman last year has been arrested in the north, reports said on Monday.

Miroslav Balazovjech, 37, was arrested in Kyrenia at the home where he had been hiding after a tip off.

Balazovjech is believed to be an associate of Iosif Iosif, 40, who is also wanted for the same case by the authorities in the Republic and was also arrested in northern Nicosia earlier this month. Iosif has not yet been handed over to Greek Cypriot police.

The case concerns the attempt against the life of Nicos Rodotheou in Nicosia late on November 26. Two unknown individuals on a moped fired five shots at Rodotheou’s car but missed the businessman.

The assailants then fled the scene.

Rodotheou is the brother of businessman Andros Rodotheou who was gunned down while at a friend’s house at the village of Gerasa, Limassol in April last year.






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