Cortijo Thieves Caught

SAL MatagallaresLa Guardia Civil have arrested two individuals from Lobres and Motril, accused of breaking into a cortijo within the municipality of Salobreña.

The suspects, both of whom have criminal records and are aged 23 and 18, allegedly broke into the cortijo in the Matagallares area in the early hours of Saturday the 25th of August. They reportedly gained access by climbing up onto a bedroom balcony and forcing open the sliding-door windows.

According to the Guardia Civil, once inside they stole a wallet, amongst other items, containing credit cards and cash. The thieves were able to use them until the next morning when the owner realised that they had been stolen and cancelled them.

Unfortunately, and this of growing concerning, they were able to use the cards for sums of less than 20 euros without the necessity of the PIN numbers until the daily spending limit was reached.

On the very day of the robbery the Guardia Civil began investigating and soon saw that one of the cards had been regularly used at a gasolinera in Salobreña. It was a short step to identify the suspect by examining the security footage from the installation’s CCTV.

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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