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Arrested for assaulting the reception of a hotel in Benidorm at gunpoint

Written by on May 24, 2019

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Article Written & Published in Spanish By: Diario Informacion
Translated by Google from Spanish to English

Arrested for assaulting the reception of a hotel in Benidorm at gunpoint

The agents accuse him of another robbery carried out in a pizzeria in La Nucia, where he was arrested

Arrested for assaulting the reception of a hotel in Benidorm at gunpoint

Agents of the National Police have arrested a 38-year-old Spanish man in La Nucía, accused of robbing a hotel reception at gunpoint, in which he stole a loot of 600 euros in cash.

The events took place about three o’clock on the afternoon of Thursday, the 16th, when a call from the reception staff of a hotel in Benidorm alerted the agents to having suffered a robbery on the part of a man carrying a firearm.

Immediately several patrols were moved to the site establishing a device to prevent the flight of the alleged perpetrator.

Meanwhile, other agents gathered all kinds of information about what happened on the part of victims and witnesses, as well as proceeding to the viewing of the images from the video surveillance cameras of the establishment, according to sources from the National Police. a statement.

As a result of the efforts carried out, the researchers corroborated the chronology and modus operandi of the assault.

The alleged perpetrator arrived at the hotel aboard a moped that parked in the same door and, without taking off the full helmet he was wearing, went to the reception of the same while wielding a firearm, with which he pointed to two workers after mounting the gun to intimidate them.

After threatening the workers several times while pointing the gun at them, the alleged author managed to subtract 600 euros in cash that were in a box behind the counter. Then he fled the place aboard the moped, according to the same sources.

The investigators of the Judicial Police Brigade carried out a series of investigations that allowed them to find out the flight address of the alleged robber, thanks to the video surveillance and control systems that count the localities close to the event.

The collaboration between the investigators of the National Police of Benidorm and the Local Police of La Nucía allowed identifying the alleged perpetrator, for which a device was quickly established in order to locate and detain this person.

On Monday, officers proceeded to arrest this person in La Nucía, accused of committing the robbery that took place only four days earlier.

In the house search, the agents found the weapon with which allegedly intimidated the employees, as well as various clothing and full-face helmet that the alleged perpetrator used to rob the hotel, according to the same sources.

The same agents determined the alleged involvement of the same person in another robbery carried out in a pizzeria of the nuciera locality, whose clarification was carried out in coordination with the Judicial Police of the Civil Guard of Altea. In that robbery, the robbers managed to subtract 1,000 euros also using a firearm.

The investigators continue practicing all kinds of efforts in order to clarify more crimes of violent robberies on the part of this person. The arrested has passed during the morning of today at the disposal of the Court of Instruction acting as Guard of the town of Villajoyosa.

The investigation has been carried out by agents of the Judicial Police Brigade of the National Police Station of Benidorm with the collaboration of the Local Police of La Nucía.

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