NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested two Spanish men for their presumed involvement in three burglaries, two in Benalmadena and one in Torremolinos.
The officers received reports that two burglaries had taken place in a residential area of Benalmadena. The ensuing investigations led to the arrests of the two men as the presumed perpetrators of these two burglaries. The two of them have also been accused of attempting to orchestrate a third, as they were allegedly seen attempting to break into a home in Torremolinos.
Police sources have indicated that the two men, both 31, allegedly broke into uninhabited cottages which were being used as second residences.
Once inside, they ransacked various objects of value, including furniture, mattresses, tools, and household appliances. They apparently gained access to the residences by breaking the locks and then replaced them with new ones.
The police later confirmed that the pair had rented out the two residences in Benalmadena to families in precarious economic situations by pretending to be the legitimate owners of the homes. As a result of this the two men are also accused of fraud.
Police officers later carried out a search of the residence of one of the accused, where they found the majority of the stolen items. The two men have now been handed over to the appropriate judicial authorities.