Balaclava-clad, knife-waving robbers unmasked and arrested in southern Spain

UNMASKED: Guardia Civil reported the robbers wore balaclavas and were carrying a knife. Credit: Guardia Civil

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested two men in connection with several robberies in the south of Spain.
Officers had received reports of three thefts in Huercal-Overa. In the first the thief took €550 in cash from a town business, and in the second, the robber grabbed a silver ring and personal documents from a shop-assistant. In the third incident a man grabbed a mobile phone valued at €900 euros from a 16-year-old.
In all three incidents the attacker was wearing a balaclava and carrying an orange-coloured kitchen knife.
Guardia Civil officers managed to locate a car seen near the scene of the second incident parked in one of the town’s streets, along with the car owner. A search of both led to the discovery of the stolen ring, a balaclava and a knife matching the description of the one reportedly carried by the robbers.
In further investigations the officers also recovered the stolen mobile, hidden on the roof of an abandoned property.
The Guardia Civil later discovered the first robbery had been carried out by a second individual, who had lent the detained man the balaclava and the knife. He too was located and arrested.
Guardia Civil identified the two individuals as a 29-year-old and a 39-year-old, both from Huercal-Overa.

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Cathy Elelman

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

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