23 Jul, 2019 @ 13:03
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Brit arrested after pretending he was robbed in Benidorm

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.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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