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Armed robbery at Paphos kiosk

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Paphos police have secured testimony they believe will quickly lead to the armed robber who held up a kiosk in the early hours of Thursday.

According to police, shortly after 4am a hooded man entered the kiosk in Kato Paphos with a pistol, demanding money from the clerk. 

The employee reported that the robber took approximately €300 from the till and fled on foot. 

He described the hooded perpetrator as being around 1.7 metres tall and of medium build, wearing dark-coloured clothes.

Police arrived to take the employee’s statement and collected evidence at the scene, including from CCTV, all of which is being examined.

Citing press spokesperson at Paphos police HQ, and CID head Michalis Nicolaou CNA reported that police had secured testimony they believe will quickly lead to an arrest.

The 23-year-old employee of the kiosk, a permanent resident of Cyprus, said that the robber, speaking English, demanded he hand over all of the cash in the register at the point of a gun and then fled on foot.

The kiosk where the robbery occurred is located on Adamantiou Korai Street in Kato Paphos. 

The culprit, when he is tracked down and arrested faces charges of armed robbery, unlawfully carrying and possessing a class B firearm, and making threats

 

 

 

 

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