13 Jun, 2022 @ 11:17
1 min read

Police chase thief in ‘movie-style’ pursuit across apartment rooftops of Costa Blanca town in Spain

Home Robber Leads Police On 'movie Style' Chase On Apartment Rooftops Of Costa Blanca Town In Spain
Policia Nacional image

A robber tried to escape the clutches of the police by running across rooftops in a town next to Alicante-Elche airport.

The 24-year-old man was eventually arrested by the Policia Nacional in an apartment block stairwell in El Altet.

Police got a call from a resident who spotted a man on his security camera system inside his home stealing property.

Officers formed a cordon around the area to prevent the thief escaping.

The man’s only exit was across building roofs as police chased him in scenes reminiscent to a movie.

That option proved to be fruitless and he tried to hide in a communal staircase before he was apprehended.

Stolen items found on him included jewellery and a mobile phone plus devices used to open front doors.

The thief also had a car key on him and officers checked nearby streets to locate his vehicle.

A search of the car uncovered stolen items from another robbery including a woman’s bag containing jewellery.


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.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Chronic Inflamation
Previous Story

What is Chronic Inflammation? Symptoms, Causes & Cure

Dangerous Dogs Escape And Attack Passers By In Valencia Area Of Spain
Next Story

Dangerous dogs escape and attack passers-by in Valencia area of Spain

Latest from Costa Blanca

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press

Apple is investigated in Spain over potential breach of App Store rules

Apple is investigated in Spain over potential breach of App Store rules

Spain’s anti-competition regulator, the CNMC, announced on Wednesday that it

Cystitis in children: Top tips to prevent common summer urinary tract infections from Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

WITH summer in full swing and temperatures across Spain soaring,