By Laura Kemp • 03 November 2021 • 16:45
Dramatic turn of events as police save burglar's life in Fuengirola. Image - National Police Malaga
The National Police and Local Police in Fuengirola saved a burglar’s life last Friday, October 29, as he tried to escape arrest.
The event occurred at around 5:30am on Friday when the National Police required the presence of a patrol of local officers to assist them in a possible home invasion in a building located on Calle San Miguel, Fuengirola.
Once at the scene, one of the municipal officers accompanied the National Police officers inside the building to access the roof, which was where neighbours had detected the presence of possible intruders and alerted the police.
There they observed a suspicious man who fled from terrace to terrace upon noticing the police presence. After a short chase, he hung himself from the outside of one of the balconies when he was cornered by officers.
One of the local policemen approached, along with one of the nationals, and grabbed the assailant, who then released himself from the ledge and remained suspended in the air with the officers holding onto him.
The officers convinced the perpetrator to ascend to the interior from the roof and, once they managed to get him to safety, officers arrested him.
The raided house was in a mess and with several items inside ready to be transported. The detainee, whose police file contained several criminal actions of this type, carried various objects from inside the aforementioned apartment in his pockets.
After conducting an inspection of the area, the officers were unable to locate the other burglar, who was identified and is now being searched for by the National Police.
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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