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.