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Police net seven suspects as part of investigation into string of burglaries

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Nicosia police on Thursday arrested seven people as part of an investigation into 18 burglaries committed in the district during the month of November.

After reviewing video footage and other evidence, police identified a vehicle believed to be involved in the burglaries.

Officers then placed an address linked to the vehicle under surveillance and on Thursday they intercepted a man coming out of the building and getting into a taxi.

The 30-year-old tried to escape, pushing a police officer, but was eventually arrested.

Two other men who were seen loitering around suspiciously in the area also tried to run away when they were approached.

The two, aged 31 and 34, were found in possession of five gold plated pens for which they could not provide satisfactory explanation as to their provenance, and were arrested.

During the same operation, a car was stopped nearby, and it was determined that its occupants, aged 34, 43, and 44, were residing in Cyprus without the proper permits.

They were detained and handed to the immigration service for further investigations.

A 28-year-old man staying in the apartment under surveillance was also found to be an undocumented migrant.

A search of the apartment turned up jewellery, watches, electronic goods, and burglary tools.

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