18 Jul, 2015 @ 14:15
1 min read

Estepona ‘cat burglars’ arrested after targeting expats

cats ruling humans e

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.

Nina Chausow

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: [email protected] or call 951 273 575. To contact the newsdesk out of regular office hours please call +34 665 798 618.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

government building
Previous Story

Only one in five Spaniards trusts the government

white wine
Next Story

Axarquia vineyards in peril after heat wave

Latest from Crime & Law

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press