A British national living in Spain has been arrested after having allegedly stolen a British holidaymaker’s iPad at Malaga airport.
The so far unnamed 45-year-old man grabbed the victims backpack at Malaga airport hoping to get away with the 700€ tablet.
According to airport police, the victim of the alleged theft had just arrived in Spain from the UK and had only taken his eye off the backpack for a second before he noticed it missing.
Thanks to the police’s quick actions the alleged perpetrator of the crime was quickly apprehended. When searched by the police he was found to be in possession of the iPad and an expensive smartphone that may be the property of another victim.
The man in custody is being described as being known by the police and is often seen “hanging around the arrivals area of the airport” according to La Opinion de Malaga.
This is just another reminder of why you have to keep a careful eye on your belongings when travelling.