By Cathy Elelman • 27 November 2018 • 16:22
ROQUETAS DEL MAR: There the violent robbery took place
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THE GUARDIA CIVIL have apprehended two young men on charges of mugging a woman at knifepoint in Roquetas de Mar, Almeria.
According to the victim, two youths got out of a car as she was passing and approached her, asking if she had cigarettes. One then pulled out a knife and threatened her while the other snatched her purse from her handbag.
When she demanded they give her back her purse, the young man wielding the knife hit her several times in the face, leading to injuries for which she subsequently required medical treatment in the El Poniente hospital.
Guardia officers were able to identify the suspects’ vehicle leading to the detentions of the individuals identified as 21-year old J.J.S.S. and a 17-year old. They were arrested on charges of robbery with violence and intimidation with a bladed weapon.
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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.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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