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Man arrested for attempted robbery in Marbella suburb Costa del Sol

WHEN an alert came into the National Police concerning an attempted robbery with violence which involved a man with a revolver in San Pedro Alcantara, two officers were dispatched.

When they arrived they discovered a man dressed in a black balaclava and waving what appeared to be a revolver emerge from a Salon de Juegos (gaming room) in the town.

As they challenged him, he shouted at them and then tried to run away but the officers brought him down and arrested him.

It was then resolved that he was a 23-year-old Swede who had allegedly entered the business, threatening staff so that they would open the safe and give him the money contained inside but for one reason or another they were unable to do so.

When arrested, officers discovered that the gun was a replica and was not capable of firing live rounds.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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