A NERJA resident called Antonio Cabezas chased the man who had stolen his vehicle from the town all the way to Malaga on Friday (April 17).
The 51-year-old man, a local marble worker, explained his story to local daily Infornerja.
“It was around 12.15pm. My brother-in-law, who was working with me, heard a noise and had a look outside of the workshop. He then asked me where I had parked my car. It was then when I realised that it had been stolen,” said the man.
Mr Cabezas explained that he jumped into his brother-in-law’s car and drove in the direction of Malaga, in the hope of being able to find the thief – exactly what happened a few kilometres along the road, in the Algarrobo area.
“I called 091 and also alerted the Guardia Civil in Nerja. I informed the authorities about my position at all times, as my aim was not to catch him, but to know where he was going and to keep my car in sight,” he said.
On the way into Malaga City, Cabezas had to abandon the chase due to heavy traffic, and it was then that National Police and Guardia Civil took over. They were able to intercept the suspect in the ‘Hiperronda’ of Malaga, near the Churriana tunnel.
“On Saturday afternoon I was able to pick up my car again. In the end everything went well, although one of the officers suffered a minor injury when trying to arrest the suspect,” said Cabezas.