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Man sought for theft of weapons and bullets arrested

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Police on Friday said they have arrested a 26-year-old man, wanted in connection with four serious crimes in Limassol, including the theft of weapons, bullets, and shooting at a house and a car.

The suspect, who lives in Limassol and whose photograph was published on the police website, was found in a village in the Paphos district on Thursday afternoon and was remanded for eight days the following day.

He was being sought on suspicion of firing shots against a house in Limassol in the early morning hours of July 27 this year. A 40-year-old man had been arrested in relation with the case.

A second arrest warrant was issued against the man on August 11, to help with investigations into a house burglary case in the district. According to police, the culprits stole a large amount of money in cash, jewellery, four hunting shotguns and one air pistol, while two men, 33 and 38, and two women, 27 and 23, were also arrested for the same case.

The third case concerned a witness statement suggesting the 26-year-old, using a hunting shotgun, fired shots against the car of a 23-year-old man while the latter was driving on the Nicosia to Limassol motorway near Yermasoyia in the early morning hours on October 1.

Police said no injuries were reported, but the shots slightly damaged the car.

A fourth arrest warrant was issued in relation to the theft of 114,000 thousand bullets and 50,000 hunting cartridges worth €28,000. The theft was reported by the 64-year-old owner of the company who said the robbery took place between October 5 and 19 from a container outside his premises.

Police said the security mechanism on the door of the container had been forced open.

Some of the stolen bullets, around 15,800, were discovered following a tip-off this Wednesday in a metal box that was buried in the Amathounda area.

According to police, two revolvers, one of them loaded, were also found which were not related with the reported theft and authorities were investigating where they came from.






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