A NOTORIOUS jewellery thief has been arrested at Malaga airport.

Briton Marezban Jimmi Amalsed, 50, has been hunted by police since 2006, after the theft of a 70,000 euro diamond necklace from a jewellery store in Avenida Ricardo Soriano in Marbella.

Amalsad, who lives in the UK, was also wanted in connection with the 2008 robbery of another jewellers in Marbella, when he allegedly stole a gold and diamond bracelet worth more than 30,000 euros.

Police say the man is linked to several other jewellery thefts within the Marbella area.

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