Such was the coincidence that last weekend saw another hold-up related in a pharmacy in Almuñécar, but this time they caught him in the act.
The one we reported on this morning was about the arrest of a man yesterday who participated in a pharmacy hold up in February whereas the man caught in the act, had held up a pharmacy in June before attempting another one yesterday, just to make it more confusing.
The suspect arrested over the February incident was 37 whereas the man also arrested over the weekend was 46.
Anyway, a passerby had seen a suspicious looking man entering a pharmacy (he was wearing winter-style clothes complete with woollen hat), so he phoned the police. As chance would have it, thanks to the increased number of Guardia Civil officers in Almuñécar, there were two officers patrolling nearby who got their in time to intervene.
The robber had intimidated the two female attendants with a gun (which turned out to be a replica) to make them hand over the cash in the till and was about to make his way out when the two officers came in through the door with their regulation sidearms drawn. He immediately got to the ground, face down, as instructed.
This man, unlike the other man arrested in the previous article, had no convictions for similar crimes, although he was suspected for having participated in a hold up on the 25th of June in the same establishment.
Thanks to citizen cooperation and the extra, summer policing, this incident ended with an immediate arrest and soon-to-be conviction, given the circumstances.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)