Cyprus Kidnapping: Boys Found Safe and Sound, Kidnapper Arrested (video)

Themistoklis Doglis and Filippos Stamatakis, the two 11-year-old boys from Greece who live in Cyprus and were abducted on Tuesday morning, were found safe and sound, according to Cyprus’ State TV RIK and the Cypriot Police.

The area where the two boys were found. Photo by Cyprus Times

Their kidnapper, a 35-year-old Cypriot, has already been arrested, after a witness called the police saying that he saw the two boys entering an apartment block near their school.

The events of the kidnapping unfolded as the two boys had left their bags inside their classroom and were playing in the schoolyard when they were allegedly approached by a man outside the school, who asked for help to put some things in his car.

When the bell rang for the start of lessons, the two children were missing.

Authorities at ports, airports and the Cyprus buffer zone had been alerted and a search had been launched for the two boys and their suspected kidnapper.

Nicos Anastasiades, the President of Cyprus, congratulated the Cypriot police and the State’s authorities for their efforts.

With information from A.M.N.A.