Two Turkish Cypriot men were remanded for six days for a spate of muggings in Limassol, it emerged on Friday.

The two men, 21, were arrested in Limassol after it emerged they had been riding around on motorcycles knocking women down and stealing their purses.

Police examinations identified three stolen motorcycles, three women’s handbags, about €120, a watch and various personal belongings of the victims.

In one case the perpetrators knocked down a 73-year-old and stole her purse.

There was a third 17-year-old Turkish Cypriot involved in the incident. No information was available on whether he has been released, as he is a minor.