Cyprus Mail

Two remanded as suspects in series of burglaries 

The Limassol district court on Wednesday issued an eight-day remand for a 21-year-old involved in a series of burglaries, and a 19-year-old who was with him at the time.

The arrest was preceded by a car chase after the two suspects were flagged down by patrol officers from the Limassol crime prevention unit (Ope) and refused to pull over.

Committing a series of traffic violations, they eventually ran a red light on Ayia Fyla street and collided with another vehicle, driven by a 61-year-old woman. Despite the crash, the suspects continued driving until they were finally intercepted on Thessaloniki street.

It was discovered that the driver was a 21-year-old Limassol resident suspected of several burglaries in the district. A warrant had been issued for his arrest in late January by local police.

The car carried false registration numbers, and after tracking down the original numbers it was found that it had previously been reported as stolen.

Inside, police found and seized a range of burglary tools, as well as property assumed to be stolen as the suspects could not offer satisfactory explanations on how it came into their possession. Police also found stolen licence plates belonging to a different car.

During questioning, the 21-year-old pointed towards locations in Limassol where more stolen vehicles could be found, which were later seized by police.

With regards to the car accident on Ayia Fyla street, there police recorded no injuries.

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