By Sally Underwood • 11 April 2021 • 12:20
Prison for Robber Who Held Malaga Victims up at Knife Point. Image: Wikimedia
A court sentenced the robber to prison after he was found guilty of holding victims up at knife point in Malaga.
According to Spanish newspaper Sur, two men carried out armed robberies in Malaga and Granada, holding people up at knife point and threatening them with bats.
While police are still looking for one of the suspects, the other man had been convicted of robbery with threats, crimes against road safety and assault and sentenced to 22 years and three months in prison.
The court found the pair carried out several robberies, including in a games room located on Calle Heroes de Sostoa street in Malaga where they threatened an employee with a knife before stealing €763.
Several days later, they held employees at a pharmacy in Malaga up at knife point, stealing €1,611, before the pair also robbed another Granada business, making off with €300.
The convicted man was arrested by police following a Malaga police checkpoint that he refused to stop at. According to police, the man sped off, driving through the streets of Malaga, sometimes on the wrong side of the road, and reaching speeds of around 150 kilometres an hour.
Police say he was eventually caught in the Sacaba beach area in an arrest which they say saw several police officers injured.
The man has now been sentenced to prison by a court in Malaga.
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