GUARDIA Civil have tracked down a suspected burglar targeting properties in Vicar and Roquetas de Mar.
Officers caught up with 30-year old A.M. hiding out in a rural property in the San Agustin zone of El Ejido.
Guardia launched a hunt for the thief following reports of a series of home break-ins within a fairly small area. In each case the thief had got in by climbing up and breaking an unprotected window.
There were also similarities in the kinds of belongings stolen, which were mainly phones and electronic apparatus and jewellery.
The evidence gathered at the crime scenes allowed for the identification of an individual who did not live in any of the properties and placed him there at the time of the break-ins.
The Guardia Civil have charged the 30-year old with three burglaries.