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EAC scam suspect arrested in Limassol

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Police on Wednesday arrested a 42-year-old man, suspected to be the person who deceived two elderly women by impersonating an electricity authority (EAC) rep to rob them.

According to Limassol CID, the suspect allegedly arrived at the home of a 77-year-old woman on March 22, and switched off her main power supply, afterwards pretending to be an EAC worker, who would repair the fault.

The perpetrator stole €450 from her home while in the dark and then turned the switch back on, saying he had repaired the damage.

The same scam unfolded on March 24 at the expense of a 76-year-old woman, from whom the suspected thief stole a wallet containing €200, an ID card, a driver’s license and a credit card. The credit card was used, on three occasions, to withdraw a total of €450 from an ATM machine.

In the context of the investigations, testimony emerged against the 42-year-old, who had previous police entanglements, and a judicial arrest warrant was issued against him.

The suspect was located and arrested on Wednesday morning and is expected to be summoned before court for the issuance of a detention order.

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