Police in Cyprus went on high alert on Tuesday morning after two boys went missing from an elementary school in Larnaca. There are fear that the boys have fallen victim of abduction. Massive police operation with roadblocks and helicopters underway.
Two boys, both 11 years old, have gone missing from their primary school in Kamares in Larnaca since Tuesday morning, police said.
The two missing boys are Themistoklis Doglis and Philippos Stamatakis, both 11 years old.
The children are not relatives to each other. Their parents are reportedly Greeks working in Cyprus and the two families are befriended.
The two boys went missing from the primary school in Kamares short before the school bell rang.
According reports, an unknown man with a bandaged hand had introduced himself to the two boys as their “new teacher” and asked them to help him unload some books from the car.
With consent of the boys’ parents, Police in Cyprus issued an Alert.
Δύο 11χρονοι αγνοούνται από το πρωί, από το Δημοτικό Σχολείο Καμάρων στη Λ/κα. Πρόκειται για τον Θεμιστοκλή Ντόγκλη και τον Φίλιππο Σταματάκη.
Οποιοσδήποτε γνωρίζει οτιδήποτε να επικοινωνήσει με την Αστυνομία τηλ 24804024 ή 24804016 ή με την Γραμμή του Πολίτη στο 1460. pic.twitter.com/bokRdmIjUU
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Anyone who has information about the incident should contact Larnaca police by calling 24-804024 or 24-804016, contact their nearest police station or the public hotline 1460.
According to a police statement, authorities are is also looking for a man who may be involved in their disappearance. He is aged between 50 and 60, 1.70 to 1.75 metres tall and has a bandaged hand. He is said to drive a grey saloon car.
By 12 o’ clock noon, the children remain missing, a huge police operation with roadblocks and helicopter is underway. Seaports and airports are under surveillance.
Policemen have been reportedly going door to door in Larnaca seeking information about the boys and the man.
Authorities remain on high alert.