By Cathy Elelman • 17 February 2020 • 16:05
CAUGHT: Guardia officers came across the robber hiding in a nearby garden after following a trail of blood from where he cut himself breaking-in
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
GUARDIA Civil tracked down and arrested a burglar just after he broke into a home in Almerimar.
A call to the 062 line first alerted the Guardia to a possible robbery at the property. Officers discovered a thief had got over a nearly two-metre wall and smashed a window with a stone to reach in and open a door, cutting himself in the process.
There was blood inside the house and in the direction in which he’d made off.
Following the blood trail, officers first came across items stolen from the home, including a television and bottles of alcohol. The trail eventually led them to a nearby garden where they found a man in his thirties crouched down trying to hide.
They ordered him to come out with his hands stretched out, revealing a deep gash covered up with a rag on his right hand.
The Guardia called out an ambulance, which took the suspected robber to the Poniente hospital for treatment. He was subsequently arrested having admitted to the break-in.
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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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