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Police search for two men in €30,000 Paphos co-op heist

Paphos police on Monday continued their search for the two men that stole an estimated €30,000 from the Timi co-op bank in Paphos during an armed robbery.

According to the police, the men had been wearing balaclavas during the robbery making it difficult for witnesses to provide descriptions of them however one is believed to be around 1.65m tall and the other around 1.80m.

The police have also released more information about the car the men escaped in, a brown Hyundai with the number plate LAR046.

Police said that the car was stolen from a lot near the airport in Paphos after being left there while its owner left Cyprus on holiday.

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According to the police, the two men entered the Timi branch of the Yeroskipou co-bank at around 8.30am, Monday morning.

Witnesses said one of them was carrying a G3 automatic rifle and the other a short-barrelled hunting rifle. One of the men, in broken Greek according to the witnesses, said: “We are here for the money. Don’t be afraid”.

Apart from the bank staff, there was one customer in the branch at the time.

Nobody was hurt during the raid.

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