Man arrested after farmhouse break-ins in southern Spain

MODUS OPERANDI: The thief prised open iron security grills to get in. Photo credit: Guardia Civil

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested a man suspected of breaking into farmhouses in Cuevas del Almanzora in Andalucia’s Almeria.

Identified as a 42-year old man, his detention follows a police investigation into eight reported robberies from relatively isolated properties in October, the thief getting away with occupants’ personal possessions and tools.

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Interviews with victims of the robberies led officers to establish there had been a common modus operandi, the thief getting into the properties by prising open iron security grills on windows with something like a car jack.

One of the properties the thief targeted has security cameras, helping officers identify the suspect.


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