THE Guardia Civil has arrested a 26-year-old man as the alleged perpetrator of multiple robberies on commercial establishments in the Llevant area.
In recent months, a series of robberies with force and violence were committed in the area, with investigating officers attributing the thefts to be carried out by the same person.
The first robbery took place at a petrol station in Cala Millor in July, where it is reported that a man wielded a large kitchen knife to threaten an employee to hand over money from the cash register.
The same gas station was targeted a few months later, with another robbery carried out at a petrol station in Manacor. On both occasions, the man threatened employees with a large knife, fleeing the scene with takings from the till.
After an investigation by the police, officers discovered that the same person had carried out two further burglaries, one at a hairdresser in Canyamel and the other at a shop in Manacor. The man took advantage that the establishments were closed, forcing entry inside.
The man has been charged with three counts of theft with violence and two counts of theft with force where he now awaits trial in court.