Couple caught red-handed robbing Almeria pharmacy

Robbers caught red-handed
BREAK-IN: The robbers forced the metal shutter at the entrance CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria

A MAN and a woman are under arrest after police caught them red-handed robbing a pharmacy in Almeria City.

Several callers to the 091 control centre number alerted police to the possibility someone had broken into the chemist’s on Calle Mirlo.

Two radio patrol vehicles immediately headed to the location.


They found the woman keeping a lookout at the pharmacy entrance.

Inside the officers came across a man wearing a balaclava and with socks on his hands.

Police said the 41-year-old has a lengthy record for burglary.

It turned out the thieves had forced the pharmacy’s metal shutter so they could dislodge it on one side and get into the establishment.

In the end, the quick arrival of police on the scene stopped the pair from stealing anything.

They now face charges for breaking and entering.

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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