Estepona ‘cat burglars’ arrested after targeting expats

Two men used a cat recording to distract their victims

LAST UPDATED: 22 Jul, 2015 @ 10:08
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TWO Algerian men were detained in Estepona under suspicion of having committed robberies with a little feline help.

The robbers reportedly used a device with cat sound recordings
The robbers reportedly used a device with cat sound recordings

The investigation and search for these robbers began in May, when a British expat reported having her purse stolen amid meows.

According to the National Police, the men targeted cars in Estepona’s city centre.

After placing a recording device near the motor of the car, the men reportedly would wait until their victims returned and started the car, which triggered cat sounds from the device.

They would approach and express concern that there was a cat trapped in the motor, and as one man helped the car owners search for the cat, the other accomplice would take their personal belongings from the inside of the car.



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