The Cyprus Police are in close cooperation and contact with the Bank of Cyprus following the fire that broke out in the early hours of Tuesday in a car which belongs to the Bank and is used by CEO John Hourican`s driver.
The car was parked in an area in Strovolos, near Hourican`s house. The CEO and his family are abroad.
The car was completely destroyed by the fire, which is believed to be an act of arson. A second car sustained extended damage.
Police Spokesman Andreas Aggelides said that in the framework of their investigation, the Police have tried to contact Hourican in order to obtain some kind of information whether any threats had been made against him.
Aggelides told the press that the investigations are underway and evidence has been collected from the scene.
Replying to a question, Aggelides said that the Police have been informed about two persons of young age who were seen at a park nearby, adding that the investigations are still underway and all possibilities are been examined.
Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou, asked about the incident, noted that this kind of threats against anyone cannot be ignored by the Police, adding that those who carried out these threats should not feel safe.
He said that the investigations are underway and expressed regret that such incidents, which are not in the interest of the state, take place and are leveled against important people or institutions of Cyprus` economy.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY