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.