WHEN a woman in Almuñecar discovered that her bank account had been defrauded of €127, she checked her handbag and discovered that her wallet containing the bank debit card had disappeared.
The last time that she had used the card was the previous day at a local market and assumed that the wallet must have been stolen when she was there.
She reported the loss to the Guardia Civil who quickly realised that seven different transactions all for less than €20 had taken place as for that small amount of money, no pin number is required.
Officers then visited the establishments where the card had been used to check CCTV and recognised a 26-year-old man from the town at each store who was known as a pickpocket and he has now been arrested.
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