Burglars nabbed within hours of Almeria city break-in

POLICE INTERVENTION: Officers found the four loading tools and machinery into a van. CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria

POLICE arrested a gang of four burglars within hours of them breaking into a property on the outskirts of Almeria city.

It was a neighbour who alerted police to the group.

They said they had seen four men hiding a number of items inside in a van with foreign number plates, which was parked on a piece of waste ground.


Uniformed and plain-clothes officers headed for the location. Sure enough they came across the four loading tools and machinery into the vehicle.

It turned out all items had been stolen from a farmhouse on the Mami road just hours earlier, the victim of the crime having reported the theft to Almeria police station at more or less the same time officers intercepted the suspects.

Police said the thieves had forced open a wrought iron security gate and a door to get into the property.

All the stolen items have been recovered.

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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