Tourist caught with 36 stolen phones at Ercan Airport

A man who came to the island with a tourist visa was caught with stolen phones while trying to exit the TRNC.

The suspect, identified only as B.A was arrested at Ercan Airport on Thursday after 36 stolen phones were found in his possession.

He was taken to court on Friday for theft. Police said the suspect had recently entered the country on a tourist visa.

According to police report, the suspect had at about 3:45am on Wednesday December, 22, broke into a shop operating on Atatürk Street in Girne and stole mobile phones of various brand.

An investigation was launched after the incident was reported to the police. The suspect was identified after police reviewed the security cameras around the work place. A search was initiated which led to his arrest at the airport while trying to leave the country on Thursday afternoon.

The police stated that the value of the stolen 36 phones was about 10,295 dollars.

Investigation into the incident continues.

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