POLICE witnessed a thief doing a good Spiderman impression as he tried to escape down the wall of an Alicante apartment block.
A Policia Nacional patrol was dispatched to the building in the northern part of the city after a security alarm was triggered.
The alarm call centre told police that they had video footage of a man entering a flat through a window.
Officers arrived at the scene a few minutes later to be greeted by the sight of the burglar nonchalantly climbing down the front of the building.
The 26-year-old was welcomed by the officers when he reached the ground and tried to resist arrest.
He had a selection of tools on him used in the apartment break-in with the residents not at home at the time of his illegal access.
The Policia Nacional said the burglar had a prior criminal record.
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