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Arrest after man reports he was mugged

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A 30-year-old resident of Famagusta was arrested on Sunday evening on charges of mugging and illegal drug possession.

According to police, the 30-year-old man is being held for questioning in connection with a mugging incident.

The incident, involving a 56-year-old victim, occurred on March 18 on the Ayia Napa coastal road. The 56-year-old reported that while he was walking an unknown man approached him, and while speaking, snatched the his jewellery chains from his neck and fled.

Police were told it was the 30-year-old who was issued a warrant and arrested.

A search of the man’s residence and vehicle followed during which a waist pouch, containing €250 and 1g of cannabis, was found and confiscated as evidence.

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