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Paphos police investigate two theft cases

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He is also being investigated for burglary and theft of a hunting firearm

Two people, 25 and 37, were arrested as part of investigations into two separate theft cases in Paphos and Polis Chrysochous, police said on Wednesday.

The arrests came after a shop owner in Paphos reported that two unknown people visited his store around 4pm on Monday and stole three leather wallets amounting to €173.

A 37-year-old man, who went to the shop again on Tuesday, was arrested after the shop owner recognised him as one of the two suspects from the previous day, a Paphos police spokesman said.

Meanwhile, another shop owner in Polis Chrysochous reported that she saw a 25-year-old man who lives in the area standing near the backdoor of her business on Tuesday, before she realised that some items were missing.

According to her statement, a total of €1,410 worth of items were stolen: two mobile phones totalling to €830 and two watches amounting to €580.

After the suspect was arrested, police carried out a search inhis house without finding anything suspicious.

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