LARNACA - A police official has called on the public not to stash large amounts of money or jewelry in their homes following a burglary in Larnaca on Saturday that saw thieves run off with around €100,000 in cash and personal belongings of the owner.
The burglary took place in broad daylight in the Faneromeni area of Larnaca as police continue to struggle in the war against robberies and burglaries throughout the island.
"At around 12.30 lunchtime, a woman reported to police that between 11.30am and 12.10pm, somebody broke into her home and stole - from a vault - a large sum of money and jewelry", commented Superintendent Christos Andreou who is also the Larnaca Police spokesman. "The public should avoid placing large amounts of money and precious items in vaults or any other places in their home because they appear to be easy prey for burglars."
Inside the safe was jewelry estimated to be worth €30,000 as well as €70,000 and £3,000GBR in cash.
Police immediately began rounding up suspects. The investigation is ongoing.