By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 17 Nov 2019 • 16:00
LAID-BACK: Officers found the robber sprawled on the sofa, knocking back a Coca-Cola, puffing on a cigarette and watching the telly.
POLICE caught a thief red-handed chilling out in the Denia Mayor country house in the Montgo area.
According to reports officers found the robber sprawled on the sofa, knocking back a Coca-Cola, puffing on a cigarette and watching the telly.
In a plastic bag he had a few items of no particular value which he had taken from the property.
It was reportedly the Mayor Vicent Grimalt who raised the alarm after going to the family property. A sliding door would not open, plus he discovered a suspicious-looking hole. He decided to turn round and call the police.
The same individual is also reportedly suspected of trying to rob another house a day earlier only to find the owners were at home, managing to drop his ID in his haste to get away.
Spanish press identified the suspect as a 26-year old Ukranian.
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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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