Police on Monday arrested a man in connection with a case of forgery, circulating a forged document, impersonation, assaulting a police officer, resisting lawful arrest and carrying a weapon.

This 39-year-old man was taken into custody to facilitate investigations after Limassol police on patrol checked suspicious persons gathered in an open area in the city.

The 39-year-old presented an identity card bearing a false name and showed an officers waiting for a background check while attempting to escape, as a result of which he was arrested for evident offences.

In a physical search the 39-year-old was found in possession of a knife and two credit cards with his real information.

Subsequently, he was re-arrested for the offenses of impersonation, forgery, circulating a forged document and carrying a knife.

Further investigation revealed that the man’s was blacklisted as a prohibited immigrant since 2016, and had three arrest warrants pending for cases of residential burglary, conspiracy to commit a felony, robbery and assault against a police officer from 2017.

Police checked a second person at the same site, determining the man had two outstanding fine warrants. Police arrested the second man released him after payment was secured.