7 Dec, 2021 @ 14:30
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Benidorm bicycle thief sneakily crept behind residents to access secure garages on Spain’s Costa Blanca

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POLICE in Benidorm have arrested a serial bicycle robber who sneaked into community garages on local urbanisations to steal several bikes.

The Policia Nacional were able to recover some of the bicycles, including one owned by a 77-year-old woman(pictured above).

The thief was a Spanish woman, 40, with a criminal record.

Investigations started in mid-October after complaints of a series of bicycle robberies from apparently secure areas.

Police officers poured over security videos to identify the same female robber.

Her tactics were always the same as she waited patiently for a resident to access a communal gated garage.

She’d quietly sneak behind them to enter the secure area before the gate closed.

The illegal access allowed the thief to take away a bicycle.

In one video recording, the police spotted a man acting as a lookout for her.

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Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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