A 42-year-old man was arrested under suspicion of committing two break-ins and robberies in the Famagusta area, police said on Tuesday.

According to police, a shop owner in Famagusta reported that a group of people broke in sometime between September 17-19, and stole several bank cheques, an electronic device, and a large sum of money.

A second shop owner told police that a group of people broke into the store sometime between September 18-19 and stole money.

During the investigations, police obtained testimony from a witness about the 42-year-old man.

On Monday afternoon, police stopped a vehicle on a Larnaca road for checks. The passenger of the vehicle was the 42 -year-old man.

During a search, police found him in possession of €3,870, which he did not give an accurate explanation for upon questioning.

Police said that they arrested the man, and let the driver of the vehicle go, as he had not been involved.

The man was then turned over to Famagusta Police, where he was placed in custody based on a court order.

Police are continuing their investigations.