By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 03 Mar 2020 • 18:17
CHASE: When officers approached the 17-year old he abandoned the moped and made off
SOLLER Local Police arrested a teenage robber following a chase through the streets.
A patrol on duty in the port area on the outskirts of the town spotted the 17-year old at about 5.30 on Monday morning pushing a moped it turned out he had just stolen.
Something about his behaviour raised the officers’ suspicions, and when they approached him he abandoned the moped and fled.
The officers set off in hot pursuit. One of them tracked him down a short time later in a garden hiding behind an orange tree. There was a struggle when he tried to cuff the young delinquent, who managed to get away and speed off down the road.
The patrol carried on looking for him and after a short while came across a suspicious-looking car. When they pulled over the 20-year old driver they found the teenager sitting in the passenger seat.
A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a bicycle chassis, two motorcycle helmets and tools, which the officers suspected were stolen.
The officers detained the youngster for robbery and the attempted theft of the moped.
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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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