By Cathy Elelman • 06 December 2019 • 16:30
ROBBERS posing as homeless who stole smart phones from distracted shoppers in various towns and cities in Spain are under arrest in Alicante.
Guardia Civil detained two Romanian nationals suspected of pinching around 20 mobiles in all in parts of Alicante, including Alcoy, as well as in Gandia and Valencia city and in areas of Murcia, Burgos and Segovia.
Officers stopped the pair in a top-of-the-range vehicle. A search of the car led to the discovery of 18 latest generation phones with a combined value of more than €9,000.
The two face charges of theft and belonging to a criminal organisation.
The vehicle owner, also Romanian, is under investigation on suspicion of being a member of a criminal network.
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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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