Cyprus Mail

Three remands in connection with Nicosia bank robbery (Update)

Two young men, both aged 20, and a teenage boy, 17, were remanded on Saturday for five days each in connection with an armed bank robbery on Friday in Nicosia.

Initially, the teen, who police said is 17 years and nine months old, was arrested on Friday shortly after an armed robbery in an AstroBank outlet in Strovolos. The robbery took place at around noon when a man brandishing a knife and wearing a face-covering walked into the bank and stole a large amount of money, reportedly €30,000.

The teen, who is reportedly a Greek Cypriot, was found less than two hours later hiding in a riverbank nearby. A bag with a large amount of money, a knife, a face cover and gloves was located not far from where he was hiding.

Later on Friday, police arrested two 20-year-olds in connection with the same case.

All three of them were taken in court on Saturday which ordered their remand for five days.

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