For the second time in six months the Cuevas de Nerja ticket office has been burgled, this time during the early hours of Monday.
The thieves broke into two strong boxes and made off with some 31,000 euros in cash. They gained access by forcing open the security bars on the ticket window, which had been installed after the first burglary.
The previous burglary took place on the Three Kings Day (6th Jan) and culminated in the thieves making off with 37,000 euros.
The Manager of Nerja Caves, Chema Domínguez, said that the Guardia Civil are scrutinising the CCTV recordings for Sunday night/Monday morning for any clues as to the identify of the thieves.
As a result of these break-ins the cave administration is going to beef up security measures.
“In the 60 years that the caves have been operating there has been no cash thefts from the ticket office. However, in the last six months there have been two burglaries resulting in the theft of entrance-fee takings,” explained Sr. Domínguez.
This year is the 60th anniversary of the opening of the caves to the general public and many activities have been planned to celebrate the occasion, including around ten concerts as part of the LX Festival Internacional de Música y Danza.
(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)