Two men who stormed into an Ayia Napa store with a knife and iron bar demanding money were remanded in Famagusta court for eight days on Monday.

The two, aged 23, had walked in the store at around 5am brandishing a knife and iron bar, demanding the employee give them money from the till.

Police said they began throwing unspecified items to the employee, which prompted a second member of staff to interfere.

The 23-year-olds escaped without managing to steal anything. Both were arrested at Larnaca airport on Sunday night.