Police catch ‘spiderman’ burglar scaling walls and swinging from balconies in Spain

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SPIDER-SENSE: The burglar hung from balconies to gain entry to homes. Photo Credit: Policia Nacional


POLICE have arrested a 25-year-old man in Spain who was allegedly attempting to burgle homes after scaling walls and swinging from balcony to balcony. 

The Romanian suspect reportedly hung from a balcony and tried to open a window by force, after scaling the walls of homes in the Transits district of the city.

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The alleged attempted burglary happened at around 4am on Monday morning when officers responded to reports a man had been seen hanging from balconies in the area.

Officers claimed the man was using force to wrench a window open while suspended on a balcony with oblivious inhabitants indoors.


Upon realising the police were watching his every move the suspect allegedly swung down from his balcony to the ground floor and ran in a desperate attempt to escape but was promptly caught by police officers.

Police arrested the man for attempted robbery by force and later found out the detainee holds a long list of previous offences on his criminal record.

The attempted burglar will now appear in court.




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