Four men have been detained by the Guardia Civil for theft from a farm in the municipality of Olula del Rio.
The Guardia Civil were alerted to the robbery by a local resident who noticed activity on the usually deserted farm.
The men stole, among other things, several pieces of antique farm equipment, the chassis of a Seat 600 and a lorry axle.
The damage they caused to the house, while breaking into it, has been valued at €4,000 by the owners.
They broke into the house by attaching a tow truck arm to the gate over the front door and pulling it away – this removed bricks and has damaged the structure of the old house.
The Guardia Civil traced the men through the tow truck that was used in the robbery.
The four men, aged between 18 and 38, stand accused of breaking and entering and causing damage to property.