By Cathy Elelman • 27 February 2020 • 13:36
TACTIC: One grabbed the victim round the neck while the other searched them for valuables worth stealing.
CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria
TWO young muggers accused of robbing at least six people in Almeria of their mobile phones and valuables are under arrest.
Police said the 18- and 20 year old approached their targets, usually people around their own age, on the pretext of asking them for a euro. One would then grab the victim round the neck while the other searched among their clothing for anything worth stealing and grabbed any bags they were carrying.
The managed to get their hands on six smartphones, more than €100 in cash, and gold and silver jewellery.
Police identified the pair as N.L.L. and A.E.B., both of Moroccan origin. They are being held in prison awaiting trial.
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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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