The Ozturk Off Licence in Dereboyu, Nicosia was robbed last night.
Around 4 am thieves broke into the store and stole 20 cartons of cigarettes, drinks and TL220.
People living in apartments above the shop heard suspicious noises and called the police. However, the thieves escaped before the police arrived. The shop, which is in one of the busiest streets in the capital, is being examined for forensic evidence.
Shop owners have pointed out that the number of such incidents is growing and that the authorities need to tackle this problem.