Man sentenced for stealing on Marbella beaches.

A MAN has been sentenced to almost three years in prison for stealing credit cards on Marbella beaches in August 2010.

The Algerian man, who was living in Spain illegally, stole four cards from beachgoers’ bags over a period of six days, at the Levante, Cabopino and Nikki Beach areas, as well as money, mobile phones and any other valuable goods.

He used the credit cards to purchase goods amounting to €9,000 at La Cañada Shopping Centre. When he was arrested, he offered the Marbella Local Police officers €3,000 if they would let him go free.

When they refused, he insulted them. He was carrying designer clothes, a wallet, purses, a mobile phone and €5,651 from the robberies at the time of his arrest.

He will also have to pay a €5,200 fine for theft, forgery, coercion and altering public order, as well as paying €9,000 compensation to the victims.

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