By Cathy Elelman • 04 June 2020 • 12:50
DETAINED: Police charged the suspect with violent robbery and intimidation
CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria
POLICE nabbed a thief just after he threatened an El Ejido shop owner and made off with €600.
It was the robbery victim who called the police and reported a man armed with a sharp object had stolen her cash.
As soon as police officers had got the shop owner’s description of the man they set about looking for him. Within minutes they came across an individual matching the description in a nearby street.
It turned out the object he’d used to intimidate his victim was a knife sharpener.
Police charged the suspect, identified as 30-year-old J S S, with violent robbery and intimidation. He is 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.
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