GUARDIA CIVIL Officers have arrested a homeless man as the presumed perpetrator of nine burglaries that took place in the rural areas surrounding Nerja.
The incidents occurred in various cottages and a vehicle in the Camino de Enmedio neighbourhood. One of the buildings was targeted on three separate occasions.
In the robberies numerous items were stolen, including jewellery, money, and farming tools, which the man is thought to have sold for scrap metal.
The police investigations began after a series of burglaries with a similar modus operandi were reported in the area. After examining the different crime scenes, police officers found fingerprints, which led to the presumed perpetrator of the burglaries.
The accused, a 44-year-old Spanish man, was located and arrested in Nerja, before being transferred to the police station while he awaits trial.