Burglar targeting unoccupied Vera Playa holiday apartments on Spain’s Costa Almeria under arrest

MODUS OPERANDI: The thief got onto terraces from the roof and forced open windows CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

GUARDIA CIVIL have arrested a 43-year-old woman suspected of breaking into six unoccupied apartments on Vera Playa.
The Guardia reported the thief had stolen televisions, electrical appliances and various other items.
In the initial phase of the investigation it became clear the robber’s modus operandi had been to get up onto the roof terrace of a block and then drop down onto the terraces of apartments on the upper floors. From there the thief would force open a window, making the most of there being nobody there to take their time to select what was worth nicking.

CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

According to the Guardia the robber could well have been taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis lockdown and restrictions on movements, knowing that people have been unable to travel to their holiday homes.
Once they had identified the suspect the Guardia set about tracking her down, eventually catching up with her in a property on a complex close to where the break-ins took place.

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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.

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