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Five suspects arrested, linked to four burglaries

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Police said Friday they arrested five suspects in connection with four separate burglaries in three districts.

According to the police, a 35-year-old man was arrested at 4.30pm on Thursday in Larnaca after officers stopped his car for a check.

The man, who resisted arrest by pushing an officer and trying to escape on foot, was wanted in connection with a house burglary last Tuesday.

Police found pieces of jewellery and silver pots in his car, as well as €5,500 in cash, a laptop, and a camera. Police also found a pair of gloves in his car and a burglary tool while the man had €365 on his person.

Authorities had issued an arrest warrant against the suspect earlier this week after finding the passport of a woman who reported that her house had been burgled in his home. Police also found some of the jewellery the woman had reported as stolen, they said.

Two more homeowners from Kaimakli, Nicosia, reported burglaries early on Thursday. A woman said she saw an unknown man exit her living room at around 4am, while another said she saw a 35-year-old man, who was familiar to her, in her living room about an hour and a half later.

The suspect for both burglaries was arrested at 7.30pm the same day and has admitted his offenses, police said.

Another three people were arrested in Limassol, early on Friday. Members of the crime prevention unit, on patrol in the Ypsonas industrial area, spotted two men, 37 and 30, and one 25-year-old woman at around 12.30am, sitting in a parked car.

They had a bag filled with burglary tools on them, police said.

According to police, the older man is suspected to have had illegally intervened with the electricity supply in the area last February and March, and rigged it not to measure his home’s power consumption.

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