IT is one of the heaviest crimes Malaga province has seen for decades.

But incredibly over one weekend two concrete lorries weighing 20 tonnes each, were stolen on the same road between Coin and Marbella.

Both ten metres in length and of the make Iveco, they were taken at depots on the A-355 while the drivers took a day off.

According to police, two other cement lorries were also stolen earlier this month in Seville and Cordoba provinces.

The audatious thieves are understood to re-register the vehicles and take them to other provinces to ply their trade.

One of the drivers said: “This is the theft of a car, it is a livelihood. How can a vehicle of this size go missing?”