NICOSIA - A 48-year-old man was remanded by the Nicosia District Court for eight days in custody on Thursday on suspicion of burgling homes of bereaved families during funerals.
Police said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after residents reported a man acting suspiciously in their area.
Officers apprehended the suspect close to the home of a family that was attending a relative’s funeral. He was caught with a bag containing burglary tools.
According to the authorities, fingerprint evidence has linked the suspect to five other break-ins in the capital. Police believe the suspect’s method of operation was to target homes of families as they attended the funerals of relatives.