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Three in Paphos arrested for robbing churches

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Police in Paphos on Tuesday made three arrests following a string of robberies at churches in the area.

A total of ten break-ins had taken place at churches in the Paphos district in the space of 22 days at the end of January and the beginning of February, with money and religious paraphernalia having been reported stolen.

Following investigations, police identified two men, aged 20 and 16 years old respectively, as potential suspects.

They were located shortly before midday in a car. They were arrested alongside the car’s driver, who is 25 years old.

The driver was found to be in possession of “various items which he could not adequately explain,” including gold leaves, coins, watches, and other expensive items.

A search of the car also uncovered tools which could be used for a burglary, gloves, masks, coins, and other objects.

The three remain in custody, with the police’s investigation into the matter ongoing.

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