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.
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.
Συγχαρητήρια στην Αστυνομία Κύπρου, σε όλες τις Αρχές της Δημοκρατίας, για την τιτάνια επιχείρηση αλλα και σε ολους τους πολίτες που με πληροφορίες συνέβαλαν στον εντοπισμό των δύο ανηλίκων. Σας ευχαριστώ από καρδιάς.
— Nicos Anastasiades (@AnastasiadesCY) September 25, 2018
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.