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18.08.2017 - 09: 38

In Cyprus, detained a Russian swindler

Cyprus police detained at the checkpoint of Ayios Dometios in Nicosia 40-year-old Russian, who was wanted in July 2017 year. In the car found near the checkpoint, thieves' tools and a knife with an 10-centimeter blade were found. The man was wanted on charges of fraud with renting villas and stealing a car.

15 June, a resident of Nicosia addressed a police station in the village of Kitty, Cyprus News Agency reported. According to him, in May he lent a Russian to his car, which he did not return. In addition, in March, he gave the same person 6000 euros in exchange for a promise to deliver to Cyprus from Japan a second-hand car. No papers were signed during the transfer of money. Machines resident of Nicosia and did not wait.

The man who contacted the police also said that in 2015 he had agreed with the Russian that he would find tourists who would rent two villas in a residential complex in the village of Menuu. The rental price was 40 euro per day. To look for clients the Russian intended on the Internet.

Until May 2017, the citizen of the Russian Federation observed the terms of the transaction. But in June, he handed over the villa to several families, taking from them an advance payment. Arrived on the island people were left without housing, as it was occupied by other tourists. For June, the swindler did not pay the owner of the villas the 2800 euros promised.

10 July, the Russian was put on the wanted list. During the investigation, the police managed to find out that he had arranged with a resident of Cyprus to help with renting a house in Meneu (for 55 euros per day) and at home in Pervol (for 80 euros). In June, he several times handed these houses to Russian tourists, but he never paid their owner 3500 euro.

16 August, a Russian citizen was detained. In the car on which he drove, they found a knife, scrap, binoculars, metal scissors, used surgical gloves and boot covers, and a laptop with recharging. The detainee could not give a clear explanation of where he got these things from. The Larnaka court ruled on the arrest of a Russian.

A source: EVROPAKIPR

Tags: Cyprus, Fraud, Arrest