NATIONAL POLICE are investigating the robbery of a 500-kilo safe from the palace of Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia in Marbella.
The safe, containing valuable jewellery and watches was apparently wrenched from the wall and taken in a van when the ‘Al Riyad’ palace, opposite the Puente Romano Hotel, was empty. The thieves left via the main gate and although the palace has CCTV cameras, they captured nothing of the robbery.
Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, is the governor of Riad and brother of the deceased King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, and has been spending holidays with his family in Marbella for the past 30 years. This year, as Ramadan is in August, they returned to Saudi Arabia in late July.