Man arrested after farmhouse break-ins in southern Spain

MODUS OPERANDI: The thief prised open iron security grills to get in. Photo credit: Guardia Civil

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested a man suspected of breaking into farmhouses in Cuevas del Almanzora in Andalucia’s Almeria.
Identified as a 42-year old man, his detention follows a police investigation into eight reported robberies from relatively isolated properties in October, the thief getting away with occupants’ personal possessions and tools.
Interviews with victims of the robberies led officers to establish there had been a common modus operandi, the thief getting into the properties by prising open iron security grills on windows with something like a car jack.
One of the properties the thief targeted has security cameras, helping officers identify the suspect.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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