Burglar caught hiding out inside a wardrobe in Almeria

Burglar caught hiding out inside a wardrobe in Almeria
Burglar caught hiding out inside a wardrobe in Almeria Credit: Pixabay

Alleged burglar caught hiding out inside a wardrobe in Almeria’s Purchena. The Guardia civil had received a tipoff that a house was being broken into.

Officers from the Guardia civil have arrested a 30-year-old man. The man had been caught out attempting to burglar a house in Purchena. The man has now been brought before the courts.

According to the Guardia Civil the attempted burglary was reported to 062. An alert was raised that a house in the Almeria municipality of Purchena was being burgled. The closest patrol was soon alerted, and they rushed to the scene.


Once at the scene the officers met with the person who had rung in and alerted them to the attempted burglary. They checked security camera footage and due to the large size of the house they decided to wait for backup. While the officers were waiting for backup they guarded all the possible exits as it was thought that the perpetrator was still inside.

Once backup arrived Guardia civil officers searched the building. They discovered a 30-year-old man hiding inside a wardrobe. The man was then arrested for attempted burglary.

Officers discovered that the detained person had a previous record for similar offences. The proceedings now been handed over to a judge in Almeria.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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