Surprise arrest of bank robber on streets of Madrid

BY-PASS SETTLED: Rosa Maria Cano and Marifran Carazo with the bypass agreement Photo credit: Mojacar town hall

A VIOLENT bank robber has been taken down in broad daylight on a Madrid street together with an accomplice.

Last December, the main robber walked into a bank which only had women on duty and threatened a cashier with a gun and a large knife, taking what she had available in her cash till.

This was the first of a series of bank robberies where the culprit disguised himself by wearing a balaclava and hat but things escalated as during one of the robberies he assaulted a clerk, hitting them with his pistol.

Incredibly, he used to escape by catching a series of taxis in order to avoid being followed but after five months, officers identified the crook and an accomplice who took part in the latest robbery.

After five months, the National Police identified both individuals and undertook a daring arrest on the streets of Lavapies to the surprise of passers-by who were caught up in the melee.

Officers later attended the property of the robber, discovering his gun, cartridges and clothes that they believed were used during the robberies.

It was also discovered that the two men had met whilst in prison and the leader had actually absconded after being let out on license catching up with his friend when he was released in January of this year.

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