Two people aged 33 and 46 have been arrested on suspicion of stealing money from monasteries in the government-controlled area of Famagusta, police said on Tuesday.

A 22-year-old man has also been arrested in the Famagusta district for stealing motorcycles.

Police said the theft from the monastery was reported on last Wednesday.

Following investigations, a 33-year-old woman and 46-year-old man were arrested late on Monday.

Earlier on Monday, officers arrested another suspect, aged 22, in relation to a separate case of theft of two quad motorcycles, a four-wheeled scooter and a motorcycle that were reported stolen in August in the district.

So far, police recovered one quad bike, the scooter and the motorcycle.