Two men arrested in Roquetas de Mar after violent mugging

ROQUETAS DE MAR: The Guardia launched Operation Comanisfas last month after the victim reported two individuals had set upon him in the street. Photo: Shutterstock

GUARDIA investigations into a violent mugging in Roquetas de Mar have resulted in the arrest of two local men.

The Guardia launched Operation Comanisfas last month after the victim reported two individuals had set upon him in the street on New Year’s Eve as he and a friend were about to go into a nightspot. He said they pushed him into a secluded area, where they repeatedly punched and kicked him and yanked at his clothing, even after he fell to the ground.

The two aggressors ran off when passers-by saw what was going on and went to help the victim, alerting the Guardia and the emergency services. He was taken to the Poniente hospital emergencies department, where he was treated for severe trauma and a possible leg fracture.

It was only later that the victim realised his attackers has taken €1,300 in cash he had had in an inside jacket pocket, the takings from a job.

The Guardia identified the two detained individuals as 31-year old V.G. and 48-year old A.G.

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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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