A 22-year-old man was arrested at 01:25am on Wednesday outside Paphos after he stole a car and crashed it shortly after.
According to police, the theft took place in the village of Inia while the vehicle was parked outside the house of a relative of the owner.
The owner saw the thief, who managed to escape nevertheless.
However, shortly afterwards, police officers were alerted that the car was found nearby stopped near a traffic light, as the thief had crashed it.
The man was arrested and taken in custody.