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Stolen car found on fire in Liopetri

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Police found a stolen car on fire in Liopetri, authorities said in a statement on Thursday.

The car had been stolen from Paralimni on Wednesday night, and then 20 minutes later found on the flyover in Liopetri burning.

Police explained that a saloon car had been reported stolen by its 31-year-old owner at 9:10pm.

She had told them that her husband had driven the car to a kiosk and left it with the keys in the ignition.

Then, at 9:30pm, police received a call regarding a vehicle that was on fire on the Liopetri flyover. It was quickly established that the vehicle on fire was the same one that the 31-year-old in Paralimni had reported stolen 20 minutes previously.

Examinations of CCTV footage showed two people on a motorcycle wearing full-face helmets approach the car, before one dismounted and entered the vehicle, subsequently driving off. The other person followed the car on the motorcycle.

The police’s investigation into the matter is ongoing.

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