12 Jan, 2023 @ 18:00
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A thief and a gentleman: Notorious cat burglar finally arrested at grand old age of 74

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A LEGENDARY cat burglar responsible for a string of jewellery thefts across Mallorca has finally been arrested at the age of 74.

He is thought to be the architect of at least five recent break-ins at homes in Palma and the Part Forana de Mallorca.

The career criminal, with numerous prior arrests and stints in jail, is suspected of entering the homes in broad daylight by forcing the Mallorcan blinds and swiping money, jewellery and valuables.

Police had been on his trail for some time and finally arrested the smooth criminal on December 16, seizing torches, binoculars and other tools from his home.

Investigators from the police robbery unit concluded that he was responsible for two home robberies in Palma and another three in Sineu and Lloseta, one of them from the home of his own relative.

They also arrested two accomplices: One a 32-year-old man allegedly in charge of fencing the stolen jewels for a cut and the second a gold trader who moved on the ill-gotten gains on the black market.


Walter Finch

Walter - or Walt to most people - is a former and sometimes still photographer and filmmaker who likes to dig under the surface.
A NCTJ-trained journalist, he came to the Costa del Sol - Gibraltar hotspot from the Daily Mail in 2022 to report on organised crime, corruption, financial fraud and a little bit of whatever is going on.
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