A BRITISH man has been arrested after pretending to police he was robbed in Benidorm.

The man, 45, made a falsified denuncia claiming two thugs had assaulted him from behind and knocked him unconscious.

In the imaginary tussle, the thieves robbed a watch worth €8,900, a phone and bank cards.

The man claimed €2,170 had been taken from his account.

But CCTV records above the Benidorm cashpoint showed the very same man extracting the money on five different occasions over a space of two days.

He will reportedly soon appear before a judge.

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