Armed bank robber caught in Spain as he stopped for breakfast after heist  

Image of a Mossos d'Esquadra officer.

Image of a Mossos d'Esquadra officer. Image: Robson90/

Police in Spain said a man armed with a gun was arrested after he tried to loot a CaixaBank branch and was caught at a bar 

The Mossos d’Esquadra in Spain have arrested a man after he robbed a bank in the town of Xerta.  

According to El Nacional, the incident happened after a man armed with a gun entered a branch of CaixaBank to conduct a heist.  

Officials said that the 57-year-old man went to the CaixaBank de Xerta branch, located at 21 Avenida Terres de l’Ebre at about 9 am on Monday, March 20.  

He then threatened the employees to give them the money from the safe but the bank employees resisted and prevented the thief from accessing the safes. 

Seeing that he could not take the loot, the man then forced the workers to empty their wallets, taking the money they were carrying. 

After robbing them, the man fled the scene before the Mossos d’Esquadra could arrive.  

Police said that he then “decided to stop for breakfast at a nearby bar in the same town”.  

Officers then arrived at the bar and found him after just two hours of conducting a search operation.  

The man was arrested on the spot and taken to the police station for questioning. Investigations are now being conducted as the Criminal Investigation Area of the Mossos d’Esquadra have taken over the case.


Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Written by

Imran Khan

A journalist, content professional, and former TEDx Speaker based in Tarragona (Spain), with a Master's in International Journalism (Cardiff, UK). Imran is an online reporter for The Euro Weekly News and covers international as well as Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at