A man, 25, has been detained for a mugging in Almeria. The mugger also tried to attack the two policemen, with a large knife, when they arrested him.
After a call came in on the emergency line, police were dispatched to central Almeria to investigate a mugging.
The victim said he had been threatened with a knife and a dog and that the mugger got away with €50.
In just a few minutes police were able to locate a man who fitted the description given and proceeded with his arrest – at which time they were attacked with a knife.
After disarming him the police took him to the station where he confessed to the crime and gave back the €50 which was hidden in his sock.
The mugger has seven previous detentions for similar crimes and has been put on remand until his case can be heard.