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Police investigate scam targeting seniors

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A 50-year-old man is wanted on suspicion of extorting money from elderly Paphos residents, police said on Thursday.

The case was reported to the police by two people aged 89 and 82 on Wednesday, Paphos CID chief and police spokesman Michalis Nicolaou told the Cyprus News Agency.

According to their complaint, a 50-year-old man visited them at their home in November and December respectively and under various pretexts, he extracted €50 from each of them.

Police issued an arrest warrant against the alleged perpetrator, who is from Limassol but lives in Paphos.

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