Robber detained in Manilva

Guardia Civil officers from Estepona have arrested a person suspected of carrying out two armed robberies in Sabanillas-Manilva.

The robberies occurred in February when the man, brandishing a revolver, robbed a petrol station. Two days later he returned to rob a bank, but only managed to escape with around €100.

Police managed to locate the suspect who had altered his appearance and changed address, although still lived in Manilva.

The suspect, aged 40 years, was arrested at is workplace. A search of his home resulted in the discovery of a false ceiling which contained the revolver and clothing used in the robberies.

The detainee, who has numerous prior arrests, was remanded in custody.

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