Teenage jewellery thief tracked down after hits on Marbella and Almeria

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BOOTY: The young man got away with some 60 gold chain’s from a jeweller’s in Almeria CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria

POLICE have tracked down a teenager suspected of stealing from a jeweller’s in Almeria and in three other cities in Spain.

The hit on Almeria was at the end of June. The thief used the same method as in robberies in Malaga, Marbella and Zaragoza.

He entered shops with a newspaper or some kind of document. When he had what he wanted within reach he used his ‘prop’ to cover it, then scooped it up undetected.

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CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria

In the Almeria robbery he got away with some 60 gold chains.

Police reported that a careful analysis of prints and DNA left at the scene, the robbery victim’s detailed description of the young man, along with close collaboration with other police forces, led to the identification of the 18-year old Colombian and his arrest in Badalona in Barcelona.


Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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