Malaga woman used child to steal books

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A Malaga woman used a child to steal books which she then sold online

A 36-year-old Spanish woman has been arrested in Malaga by the Policia Nacional for allegedly using a child to snatch books from a central bookstore, which she then sold online.

The owner of the shop lodged a complaint with authorities, claiming he had been ripped off to the value of €350 in a series of robberies on different days.

Policia Nacional explained in a statement that the thief followed the same modus operandi on every occasion; she would enter the bookstore with a female child and when the proprietor’s back was turned, would slip the books into the child’s backpack.

The thief would then sell the books on a second-hand website. Police were able to trace the books through this online buying platform and arrested her.

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Sarah Keane

Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.

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