TWO men and a woman in their late 30s were arrested in Malaga suspected of being behind at least nine burglaries in the city.
The group was spotted by a neighbor breaking locks and entering a home in the Alegria de la Huerta area.
The neighbor passed details of their vehicle to police officers, who took chase when the alleged burglars sped away, almost running over a pedestrian and his two-year-old son in the process.
The car eventually entered a cul-de-sac and the 30-year-old driver was arrested, and although the other members of the group managed to escape on foot they were caught soon afterwards in Mijas Costa.
A Mijas property was later searched and jewellery, watches, a mobile phone and €1,450 in cash discovered.