Five people appeared in court in the north on Friday after a motorcycle heist in Limassol in the early hours of the previous morning.

The five, aged between 19 and 23, were all remanded in custody for three days.

Police officer Ali Akdoganli spoke in court and explained that three of the suspects had travelled to Limassol and crashed through the front window of a motorcycle shop by the name of Moto Race with their pickup truck at around 4am on Thursday.

He said they then loaded three motorcycles, worth around €40,000, onto the back of the pickup truck. The pickup was then crossed back into the north at the Pergamos crossing point.

He added that following the incident, the shop’s owner, named as Jack Lambrou, had travelled to the north and filed a complaint to the Turkish Cypriot police.

As a result of their investigation, police tracked down and arrested the three who had travelled to Limassol, determining by records from the crossing point that one of the suspects had entered the north at Pergamos at around 5:30am.

In addition, they arrested two further suspects, one in Lysi and one in Lefka, who are both believed to be connected with the incident.

The police’s investigation into the matter is ongoing.