Armed robbery at Coin gambling hall

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The Guardia Civil entered the bar

GUARDIA CIVIL in Coin, Malaga arrested a French man for allegedly perpetrating the armed robbery of a gambling hall in the town.

As part of an operation codenamed Saint-Denis, the officers began searching for a man who, wearing a cap, broke into the gambling hall and threatened the employee with a gun.

He demanded that he hand over all the money he had and got away with €1,700.

He was found in the Coin and refused to provide ID when it was requested from him by the officers. He was taken to the Guardia Civil station where he was identified and arrested, charged with aggravated armed robbery and has an extensive criminal record.

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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.