WATCH: Man held over multiple bank robbery claims across Spain including in the Costa Blanca

HELD: The suspect was arrested in bed HELD: The suspect was arrested in bed National Police, via Twitter

A 66-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in Madrid in connection with nine violent bank heists in cities across Spain.

National Police officers believe the suspect is responsible for some nine robberies at branches in Alicante, Madrid and Toledo during a period of around one month.

Authorities tweeted a video which appears to show officers in armoured uniforms storm into a hotel room or apartment before handcuffing the suspect while he lies on a bed. The footage then shows him led away to a police car in handcuffs.

Police also suspect the man of illegally possessing weapons as well as escaping custody for separate offences. Proceedings have been sent to the courts.

Joe Gerrard

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