It's time to eat our hat here in the Seaside Gazette because thieves that we proclaimed as 'not very bright' turned out to be the opposite.
You see, we covered an incident where a thief held up a gasolinera and made off… without his wallet. What idiot, we asked, takes his ID along to the scene of a crime that he is about commit.
However, it turns out that the ‘left wallet’ did not belong to the thief but had been stolen some days before and the thief had left it on the floor to throw off the scent. Very sneaky!
The wallet belonged to Fred Blogs (obviously, we’re not going to publicise the owner’s real name) who lives in Peligros. He had been mugged by two individuals and relieved of his valuables, including his wallet. So, he was already feeling pretty sorry for himself when the Guardia Civil knocked on his door, not to say “good news; we found your wallet,” but rather, to accuse him of holding up a gasolinera in Churriana de la Vega.
Well, the police soon realised that Fred was not their man, so they cut him down… just joking!
The thieves had stolen a vehicle to carry out the raid on the gas station and abandoned it soon afterwards. The forensic police managed to find fingerprints on and in the vehicle. The police also have CCTV images of the two robbers
(Churriana de la Vega, Vega de Granada, Andalucia)