THREE people were arrested after holding up a bank in Carretera de Cadiz, Malaga.
The three men, who were carrying a gun and a machete, entered the bank with their faces covered just after it opened, threatening staff and clients and fleeing with an unknown amount of money.
Just an hour after the attack, one of the robbers, aged 40, was located and arrested with part of the stolen money.
Within 24 hours the other two, aged 20 and 23, were also arrested.
National Police have recovered €4,000, a gun which was ready to use, six cartridges, a machete, a knife, gloves, mobile phones, caps and several garments used in the robbery.