‘Looky-looky’ man stops Puerto Banus jewel robbers

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A STREET seller – known as looky-looky men – helped staff at a jewellery shop in Puerto Banus catch two robbers and hold them until police arrived.

One of the robbers, pretending to be a client, rung the bell and when the staff let him in, he blocked the door open.

He was accompanied by a 17-year-old, and between them, they hit both employees and threatened them with a knife and stun-gun before smashing cabinets and taking watches and other valuable objects before fleeing to the street.

The thieves, who had targeted the shop in broad daylight, had taken several watches but were unable to get away because they were chased by two employees and a Senegalese man who normally sells goods in the port area.

Once the three men had caught the robbers, who were from Estonia and reportedly staying in a Marbella hotel, the police arrived within minutes.

“I was inside the shop where I work when I heard someone outside shouting for someone to call the police,” Agi Rey from Mr Gold jewellery shop on the same street told EWN.

“When I looked outside there were nearly 10 people, two of them being held on the ground, just by the Wok restaurant on Avenida Julio Iglesias near the Banco Popular.”

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