Knifeman arrested after staff threatened at supermarket in Costa Blanca's Benidorm

ARRESTED: Suspect detained after violent incident in Benidorm supermarket. CREDIT: National Police (File photo).

A KNIFE wielding ‘shopper’ allegedly threatened staff at a supermarket in Benidorm, before fleeing with stolen food.

The suspect is said to have entered the supermarket in the popular holiday resort, and after taking an armful of goods, reportedly waved the knife at the store assistant as he fled the premises.
National Police arrived at the scene and quickly identified a man who fitted the description nearby, and was in possession of ‘a weapon’ and stolen goods.
The detained has been charged with robbery with violence and provisionally dealt with by the Benidorm Court of First Instance.
National and Local Police have stepped up patrols of ‘vulnerable’ establishments, like supermarkets and banks, as well as access into Benidorm to ensure people are adhering to State of Alarm measures over the Easter period.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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