Bogus victim of a 'violent robbery' arrested

CREDIT: Policia Nacional

A 62-year-old man has been arrested for claiming to have been the victim of a ‘violent robbery’ in Malaga city.
The Spanish man told police he had pushed and thrown to the ground by a thief who stole his wallet containing €600, bank cards and identification.
He told police the thief was wearing glasses and a mask and so could not give a description of the ‘suspect’.
But an initial investigation of the alleged offence on January 7, raised suspicions and officers were concerned the man’s story didn’t add up.
He was called back to Malaga police station where he had made his initial complaint, before admitting he had made the robbery up.
He was arrested for ‘simulating a crime’, and the matter is in the hands of the courts.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
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