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GPS tracking system leads cops to burglars

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbing the home of a British expat in Ayia Napa after police traced them through a GPS tracking system in one of the stolen phones.

The two suspects, who police say are Romanian nationals, are believed to have broken into the home of the victim between Wednesday and Thursday and stolen cash and electronic equipment amounting to €18,900.

The man’s home, which is located in the Ayia Thekla area, was fitted with an alarm system which was not operating at the time of the break-in. The stolen items were also not insured.

A GPS tracking system in one of the stolen mobile phones led police to an area in Limassol. Limassol CID officers eventually discovered a home where almost all the stolen items were discovered.

Two men, a 30-year-old and a 28-year-old man, have been arrested.

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Elsewhere, a man from Nicosia has reported to police that his summer home in Protaras was broken into this week and personal items amounting to just under €15,000 were stolen.

The break-in, according to the police statement of the 30-year-old man, took place between Tuesday and Wednesday at his summer home in the popular holiday resort of Protaras.

Electronic equipment and personal items – amounting to €14,500 – are missing.

Famagusta District CID officers say the culprit or culprits had gotten into the house by climbing through an open bathroom window.
The house does not have CCTV cameras or an alarm system while the stolen items are not insured.

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