‘Car thief’ caught after string of robberies

RETRIEVED: Some of the alleged stolen items ©Guardia Civil

POLICE have arrested two people on suspicion of separate robberies in the space of 15 days.

In the first incident, the Guardia Civil in Roquetas de Mar received multiple calls from citizens claiming that someone was stealing from cars in a private car park in the town.

According to reports, officers arrived at the scene and found an individual inside a vehicle that didn’t belong to them with a smashed window.

Officers reportedly found a number of items including GPS systems, sunglasses and bank cards in his pockets.

After checking the surrounding areas, police reportedly found six other vehicles with broken glass and proceeded to arrest the 39-year-old on suspicion of robbery, while some of the recovered items have now been returned to their rightful owners.

In a separate incident, a 22-year-old was arrested on suspicion of theft in Albox. Guardia Civil officers received a complaint that a mobile phone had been stolen and after a short investigation, they were able to locate the mobile phone and the 22-year-old, from Olula del Rio, was subsequently arrested.