A 22-year-old man was arrested on Sunday in connection with the robbery and murder earlier in the day of Ahmed Bin Talib, 24, from Pakistan on Rigenis street in the centre of Nicosia.
Police were alerted after bin-Talib’s body was found at around 4.30am on Rigenis street. It is believed the victim was stabbed after being robbed. He was taken in hospital where he was pronounced dead. A second suspect is being sought.
Police said they are investigating premeditated murder. The 22-year-old was arrested after police secured a testimony against him.
Deputy police operations chief, Demetris Demetriou, said earlier in the day that after going through footage of surveillance cameras in the area, they were trying to locate two persons seen robbing and hitting the victim with a sharp object to the chest.