Thief targeting garages and storerooms under arrest

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INVESTIGATION: Police discovered the thief had a copy of the remote control opening the garage door CREDIT: Policia Nacional

POLICE have arrested a 26-year old man for a series of robberies from garages and storerooms in the same residential complex in Almeria city.

The investigation revealed the thief had got hold of a copy of the remote control giving access to the garage and would drive inside in a vehicle with fake number plates covering the real ones to avoid being identified.

The first reported break-in was towards the end of last month. The thief got away with four motorbike helmets and clothing for motorcyclists kept in a storeroom cupboard.

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This was followed by a report the lock had been forced on another storeroom and a bicycle was missing.

Investigators attributed the theft of two bikes left locked with chains in garage spaces, plus the robbery of a bike from inside a van and a paddle surf board from the interior of another vehicle to the same individual.

A court ordered the suspected thief be held in prison.


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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