A VIOLENT robber who smacked an expat store owner over the head with a motorbike helmet has been arrested.
The Spanish man and an accomplice stole €500 from the till during the robbery in Marbella on November 3.
The robber and the other man, dressed in black balaclavas, fled on a motorbike after stealing the money from the store at around 10:30pm.
Police have also retrieved a helmet matching the one used in the attack, in the course of the investigation.
The man now faces a violet robbery charge for the theft of money and violence against the Chinese shop owner.