By Cathy Elelman • 14 August 2019 • 19:00
Jewels were left in the street by mistake.
Credit: Guardia Civil (file photo)
FRIENDS of the family of a robbery victim in El Ejidoare under arrest on charges of theft and fraud after the Guardia Civil recovered €4,500 worth of stolen jewellery from a gold shop.
The Guardia detained a friend of the victim’s daughter and the friend’s boyfriend for taking the jewellery and a third person suspected of receiving the stolen items and passing them onto a fourth individual, who they said would have been hoodwinked into taking the bracelets, necklace and watch to a gold shop to sell.
The Guardia investigation followed the victim’s report they had discovered the jewellery was missing from their home, but there were no sign any doors had been forced or that anything had been broken open to get to the items. This led investigators to believe the thieves were among the circle of people close to the jewellery owner.
It emerged that the daughter’s friend and her other half had got their hands on a key to the property and hence access to the pieces, the Guardia said.
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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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