A 56-year-old tourist was arrested by Famagusta police on Friday on theft related charges after a 41-year-old woman reported that her purse had been stolen from her car.
According to Paralimni police, the 41-year-old reported the theft at 17:00 on Friday afternoon admitting that her car had been unlocked.
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The wallet contained an undisclosed amount of euro in cash, four credit cards, personal documents and 70 Turkish Lira.
Witnesses described a car that was seen in the area whose driver was acting suspiciously and was subsequently found parked outside a bank at around 17:50.
When the driver of the car finally approached the vehicle, he was stopped by police and a search revealed the stolen wallet and contents.
The 56-year-old was arrested and detained for being in the illegal possession of property.
Famagusta CID is continuing its investigation