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Man Stabbed by Drug Addicts - Limassol

cyprus crime newsA 37-year-old Limassol man was stabbed in the stomach yesterday by two drug addicts who were angry that he refused to give them drugs, said police.

The victim told police that he was outside a veterinary clinic in Limassol at around 3.15pm yesterday afternoon when he was approached by two men aged 35 and 23. The men, who are both Limassol residents, demanded drugs and stabbed him in the spleen and left side after he refused to give them what they wanted. 

"They are known drug addicts, we've arrested them before for other incidents," said a police spokeswoman.

The stabbing victim was hospitalised and after undergoing surgery for his wounds, is now out of danger, said police.

According to the latest information, the two suspects have been arrested and were remanded this morning for eight days by Limassol district court.

At another crime scene in Paphos, police are investigating an armed robbery in which three masked men tied up and tortured a Russian businessman living in a villa in Tala village. They threatened him with knives and guns and demanded his valuables while he was tied up on a chair for over two hours, said police. According to the victim, the men spoke Russian with Georgian accents.

Paphos detectives are searching for the suspects, who escaped after stealing the businessman's car.

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