The Guardia Civil arrested a man in Almuñécar yesterday for allegedly holding up a pharmacy in the town.
The 36-year-old suspect, who has an extensive criminal record, had an accomplice who has been identified but is on the run.
The hold up took place on the 16th of this month around 17.30h. The two suspects allegedly burst into the pharmacy, one of whom had a large kitchen knife with which he intimidated the pharmacist into handing over almost 800 euros from the till, as well as 20 pairs of sunglasses from a stand valued at 1,250 euros.
The man wielding the knife let it drop in order be able to carry all the sunglasses, immediately after which they both ran off.
However, by 19.00h the Guardia Civil had already run one of them down. Once the suspect was in police custody the pharmacist gave a positive identification from police mug shots.
The two suspects had allegedly held up another establishment in Almuñécar two days previously and this time footage from the CCTV cameras left no doubt who the robbers were.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)