Investigations are continuing at the same intensive pace to locate the two persons who escaped from their legal detention in the early hours of Saturday, according to the Spokesman and Head of the Paphos TAE, Michalis Nikolaou.
According to Mr. Nikolaou, “the investigations are continuing at the same intensive pace, as they started yesterday morning”, adding that a Crisis Office is operating at the Paphos Police Department on a 24-hour basis, headed by him.
He also continued, in the context of the investigations, vehicle arrests are carried out, investigations, while various persons were summoned to the Paphos police department for interrogation that may help in locating the 34-year-old (Ernai Kozmiov) and the 28-year-old Alexandros Sarkisidis.
They are coming, he said, “constantly some information that we are investigating quickly”. As he said, we are looking for information and a way was investigated and investigations were carried out to locate the two wanted persons.
However, he continued, so far there is no positive result. Mr. Nikolaou stated that the investigations continue and will continue until the two fugitives are located and arrested. He added that the 34-year-old (Ernai Kozmiov) appeared before the Paphos District Court last Tuesday, which referred him to the Permanent Criminal Court, which is meeting in Paphos for twenty cases of burglary and theft of houses, two thefts of vehicles and a burglary and possession of a machete. Among those found at the 34-year-old's home are a large number of gold, silver and other jewelery, watches, collectible coins, mobile phones and laptops, including tablets, cameras, a TV, electrical appliances, bags and sunglasses. , as well as power tools and other tools.
The 28-year-old (Alexandros Sarkisidis) stressed Mr. Nikolaou, he was detained for 23 cases and yesterday his detention ended, however he would be arrested by the Limassol TAE for other cases that are allegedly involved in Limassol and that he has been arrested. Arrest warrants were pending against him, he noted, regarding 23 cases of building burglaries and thefts committed between December 2021 and January 2022 in Paphos. He was arrested on January 29, 2022, while a search of the vehicle, which was found after his location, seized a quantity of one gram of cannabis and a quantity of methamphetamine weighing three grams, as well as a large number of power tools, burglar tools and assault weapons.
A search was also carried out at the home of the 28-year-old, after his arrest, where a large number of electric and other tools, mobile phones and assault weapons were found and seized as evidence.
In the meantime, three members of the Police have been made available for the case, by decision of the Cyprus Police Chief, according to the Spokesperson of the Police Headquarters, Christos Andreou. According to an announcement of the Communication Branch of the Police Headquarters, during a check carried out yesterday morning, it was found that the above persons, who were in custody at the Paphos Central Police Station, were absent.
Paphos Police appeals again to the public as anyone who knows anything that can help locate them, contact the Paphos Police Department at 26806021, or the nearest Police Station, or the Citizen Contact Line at 1460 or online through the category “Crime Reporting” in the application and the website of the Cyprus Police.