Robbers take advantage of lockdown to break into Magalluf bar in Spain’s Mallorca

CAUGHT: Guardia identified the suspects from images on the bar’s security camera CREDIT: Shutterstock

ROBBERS who took advantage of the State of Alarm lockdown to break into a bar in Punta Ballena in Magalluf are under arrest.

Guardia Civil detained a trio they suspect made the most of the deserted streets to go unnoticed and force their way into the premises, which is obviously closed due to the State of Alarm restrictions, earlier this week. They took €250 in cash from the till, a lap top and several bottles of alcohol.

However the break-in was recorded on the bar’s security camera, allowing investigators to identify the three suspected thieves. All the detainees are locals.

The Guardia also recovered a good part of the stolen items and returned them to their owner.

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Cathy Elelman

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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