NICOSIA - Police in Paralimni have discovered a vehicle believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run that took place in the Nicosia village of Kokkinotrimithia on Monday.
Officers are still attempting to track down the owner of the vehicle which is said to be a 45-year-old Bulgarian woman.
The discovery was made by patrol officers in the Famagusta District town of Paralimni at around 3pm. Famagusta CID officers arrived to inspect the car quickly determined that it was the vehicle involved in the incident that killed the 22-year-old Romanian cyclist in Kokkinotrimithia, some 73km away.
Paralimni police immediately contacted their counterparts in Nicosia and the vehicle was later moved to headquarters in Nicosia.
According to media reports, the 45-year-old woman had told friends that had a small accident and was urgently looking for someone to do some repairs to her car.
Last Monday, a Romanian cyclist was killed after he collided with a car that then abandoned the scene of the accident. The unconscious 22-year-old was found in a field close to Grigoris Afxentiou Avenue. He was rushed to Nicosia General Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead-on-arrival.