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Four arrests after Famagusta entertainment park broken into

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Four people, including three minors, were arrested early on Tuesday on suspicion of stealing money from coin operated toy machines at a Famagusta-based entertainment park.

The arrests follow two reports by the owner of the entertainment park last week.

According to his statement to the police, unknown people entered his establishment during early morning hours on July 19 and damaged 12 machines from which they stole money from their coin machines.

Three days later, in early morning hours of July 22, the complainant reported that coins were stolen after 11 machines were damaged.

As part of the investigations, police held a stakeout in the area and spotted four people walking near the premises at around 1.20am on Tuesday.

The four are all male, aged 25, 17 and two 15-year-olds, and tried to escape by hiding at a nearby supermarket where officers found and arrested them.

Police said they suspects are Nicosia residents.

Burglary tools were found in the possession of the 17-year-old and one of the 15-year-olds, as well as in the car of the 25-year-old, police said. In the car, officers also found 270 vouchers used in toy machines to exchange for prizes.

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