23 Apr, 2021 @ 13:30
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KNIFEPOINT MUGGING: Robber arrested in Spain’s Castellon for assaulting passer-by and threatening to kill police officers

Castellon knifepoint mugging

A MAN has been arrested in Castellon city for mugging a passer-by at knifepoint in broad daylight and then threatening to kill the police officers who arrested him.

The incident took place on Benicassim Avenue near the Hospital General around 1pm, when the suspect reportedly pulled a large knife on another man and demanded that he hand over his wallet.

According to a police report, the victim managed to escape unhurt and hide in a nearby garage, from where he called 091.

Castellon knifepoint mugging

Upon arrival, officers identified the man and located three large knives that he had attempted to hide just before being detained.

During his arrest, the suspect repeatedly threatened the police officers in charge of taking him into custody, allegedly explaining how he was going to murder them and their families.

The man has a long police history and has been charged with attempted violent robbery and threats against the authorities.


Glenn Wickman

Glenn is a trained and experienced journalist, having obtained a BA Hons degree in Journalism and Communication Studies with Spanish from Middlesex University (London) in 2001.
Since then he has worked on several English-language newspapers in Alicante Province, including 11 years at the Costa Blanca News.
He is trilingual in English, Spanish and Catalán/Valenciano, a qualified ELT teacher and translator with a passion for the written word.
After several years in Barcelona, Glenn has now returned to the Costa Blanca (Alicante), from where he will cover local stories as well as Valencia and Castellón/Costa Azahar.
Please drop him a line if you have any news that you think should be covered in either of these areas, he will gladly get in touch!

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