By Cathy Elelman • 02 July 2020 • 13:55
IDENTIFIED: Evidence gathered at the scene led to the identification of the suspected thief.
CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria
NATIONAL POLICE reported the case of a break-in at a property in the Las Gonzalas area of Almeria City is now solved.
A 30-year-old man is under arrest for stealing a water pump and a paint gun with a combined value of more than €1,000 after evidence gathered at the scene of the crime led to the identification of him as the thief.
The break-in took place in the middle of May. The property owner told police someone had got into a garage and storeroom.
There were clear signs someone had had a rummage through the inside of a car parked inside, although nothing appeared to have been taken. It also looked as though someone had been poking around at the batteries of a lorry, which was also parked there.
Both the pump and the paint gun were missing.
The arrested man has an extensive police record.
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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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