A MIDDLE AGED couple have been arrested and charged with 40 thefts in Cordoba and 10 more in Malaga.
The smartly dressed couple entered a number of small shops and whilst one chatted with the proprietor or assistant, the other rifled through wallets or stole small items like mobile phones.
As the National Police received more complaints of similar thefts, they realized that all were connected and then came a breakthrough as one of their victims spotted the car that they were driving and noted the number plate.
Prior to making an arrest, officers also recognised that the same couple had been reported undertaking similar thefts in Malaga and alerted colleagues in the city.
The couple are now charged with 50 separate acts of theft after being apprehended outside of another store which it is believed was to be their next target.