THE National Police have arrested two men on the Costa del Sol, aged 34 and 29, for their alleged involvement in a violent house robbery, which includes allegations of attempted murder.
According to the National Police, the two alleged burglars broke into a house in Torremolinos wielding axes which were then used to attack one of the occupants and to gain access to a safe.
The pair fled the scene following the violent attack, leaving behind some crucial evidence according to police reports.
A mobile phone, thought to have been used for its torch function, allegedly belonging to one of the assailants was recovered from the house.
Police gained access to the phone and were able to track down the registered owner who was immediately detained.
An axe was subsequently found stowed away in a moped registered in the suspects name.
The National Police made a separate arrest the following day in Jaen after a man allegedly assaulted a police officer, in his possession, officers reportedly discovered a mallet, a wrench or three pairs of gloves, and 6,680 euros.
However, no connections were made to the crime in Torremolinos and the man was released.
When officers connected the suspect to the burglary of the house in Torremolinos an ‘intense’ search was coordinated across Malaga province according to the Spanish press.
However, The National Police report that the suspected second author of the Torremolinos burglary handed himself in to the National Police shortly after leaving police custody.
The two detainees, both Spaniards, have been accused of the crimes of attempted murder and robbery with violence.