THE alleged perpetrator was carrying a bible and a crucifix, pretending to be a parishioner whilst he went about robbing churches in Malaga.
The National Police arrested a man in Spain’s Malaga last week for allegedly robbing several churches in the centre of the capital, according to reports from the provincial police station.
The alleged perpetrator would enter the churches during opening hours, posing as a devout churchgoer carrying a bible and a crucifix, with the sole intention of finding the right time to take off with his booty without being discovered.
Once inside the church he would hide in the toilets and change his clothing so as not to be recognised and wait for the place of worship to close to the public.
When the church was closed to the public, the man would come out of hiding to go about with his crime unobserved, using forcing to access some areas and steal more than a 700 euros worth of valuables and money.
As Euro Weekly News has been informed, the individual was “careless” during his last robbery as he left his jacket with mobile phone inside the church on a pew and the parish priest, on coming across it, immediately notified the police.
The alleged perpetrator of the robberies in two churches in the centre of the Malaga capital has been arrested and identified as a 31-year-old Romanian national from Italy.