Police nab thief just after he robbed an El Ejido shop owner on Spain’s Costa Almeria

DETAINED: Police charged the suspect with violent robbery and intimidation CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria

POLICE nabbed a thief just after he threatened an El Ejido shop owner and made off with €600.

It was the robbery victim who called the police and reported a man armed with a sharp object had stolen her cash.

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As soon as police officers had got the shop owner’s description of the man they set about looking for him. Within minutes they came across an individual matching the description in a nearby street.

It turned out the object he’d used to intimidate his victim was a knife sharpener.

Police charged the suspect, identified as 30-year-old J S S, with violent robbery and intimidation. He is being held in prison awaiting trial.


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