He pointed a knife and grabbed a mobile phone and money - Arrest of a 24-year-old man

Moments of terror for a young man - An unknown man threatened him with a knife and robbed him

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The Police proceeded to arrest a 24-year-old man in the early hours of the morning, to facilitate investigations regarding an investigated case of robbery and illegal possession of property, which was committed a short time earlier in Larnaca.

The investigation of the case began after a complaint from a 21-year-old resident of Larnaca, that he was the victim of a robbery. As the complainant complained, at around 1.20 am. today, while he was walking on a street in Larnaca, he was approached by an unknown man, who pointed a knife at him and stole his mobile phone and a €20 banknote. According to the 21-year-old, the attacker allegedly asked for €20 to return his phone, however the complainant ran away.

After the 21-year-old's complaint, members of the Police, who were on motorized patrol in the area where the robbery was committed, identified a man who resembled the description given by the 21-year-old about the perpetrator. The policemen moved towards the unknown man, who tried to escape by running. The members of the Police followed him and managed to stop him at close range.

As it was established, this is a 24-year-old man, in whose possession, after a check, a knife, a mobile phone (of the same make and model, as the one stolen from the 21-year-old) and a number of bank cards, issued to various persons, were found.

The 24-year-old was arrested for a felony and was remanded in custody for facilitation.

The TAE of Larnaca is investigating the case