Crime

‘Watch the Birdie!’ as serial stealer is caught on camera by British homeowners on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A robber stole an expensive watch from a British-owned property in Sax but was caught a week later after his crime was recorded by...

Benidorm police in street chase to grab Belgian fugitive hiding out on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE detained a 58-year-old Belgian fugitive on a Benidorm street after he tried to give them the slip. He was wanted on a European Arrest...

RISE & SHINE! Robbing couple get a surprise morning wake-up call from the Guardia Civil on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDIA Civil officers stormed a Torrevieja address last month to arrest a couple who stole from rural properties across the Costa Blanca. The Spanish husband...

Two men on Spain’s Costa Blanca created social media profile of American general to con cash out of love-seeking...

A social media con run by two men on the Costa Blanca netted over €70,000 from lonely people looking for love who thought they...

Quick loan scam as tempting Costa Blanca website tricked victims across Spain over what they actually owed

A Sant Joan d'Alacant man has been arrested for running a quick loans website that conned customers into repaying far more than they expected. The...

Frequent furniture fly-tipper fined for dumping goods in popular expat urbanisation on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO police have fined a business owner for dumping rubbish on a public road. The Municipal Ordinance of Citizen Coexistence in Public Space establishes...

Major steroid gang including pharmacies and sports nutrition stores is busted on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Vega Baja gang that peddled illegal steroids and drugs used by people doing sports training has been broken up by the Guardia Civil. The...

BIG FOOD CON as over 500,000 ‘out-of-date’ items are seized from Benidorm area warehouses on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE have seized over 500,000 date-expired food products that were being re-labelled in a big scam operating out of three illegal Benidorm area warehouses. A...

A FAIR COP? Two Benidorm police officers quizzed over hitting woman with baton after she broke COVID-19 rules on...

TWO Policia Nacional officers are being investigated over their physical response to a young woman who broke COVID-19 curfew rules in Benidorm. They say the...

MAKING AN IMPRESSION as Alicante and Benidorm robbers on Costa Blanca area of Spain produce their own front door...

A home burglary gang used a technique known as lock-impressioning to break into properties across the Costa Blanca without forcing through the front door. Lock...

Police launch probe into mass cat killings caused by poison and gunshots in village on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ELCHE'S Policia Local is to investigate the killing of up to 60 cats over the last month in the village of La Hoya. The Ces...

‘ALL IN A NAME’ as graffiti signatures reveal identities of vandals at historic site on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FOUR Alicante graffiti artists will have to pay fines of €1,060 each for damaging a historic building after experts used social media to identify...

Phone app tip-off triggers police rooster rescue ahead of illegal cockfight on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE rescued two roosters who were about to do battle in an illegal cockfight at an Alicante villa. The organisers and prospective audience were all...

Heartless dog owner dumps puppy with broken legs in animal shelter car park on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man dumped a puppy with two broken legs in a Costa Blanca animal shelter car park and then went on what he described...

British man accused of pension fund fraud is arrested hiding out on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man accused of being part of a £13.7m pension fraud appeared in a London court last Saturday(March 20) after he was arrested on...

Father takes his own life after knifing his ex-wife and two children on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man stabbed his ex-wife and their two children before using the same knife to take his own life. The tragedy unfolded on Sunday afternoon(March...

Bar owners that screened pirated La Liga soccer on Spain’s Costa Blanca could get one-year jail terms

UP to 50 Alicante City bar owners could each get a one-year prison sentence for screening La Liga football matches without paying for a...

Arsonist’s dog helps to uncover identity of major fire-starter on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man's pet dog was his undoing after it led to his owner's arrest over two arson incidents that caused €600,000 of damage on...

Belligerent Bulgarian murder fugitive doesn’t think straight as he abused police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Bulgarian man wanted for murder in his country made a fateful mistake in abusing the Policia Nacional in an incident which was videoed...

Porn actor found guilty of murdering photographer in ritualistic ‘toad venom’ ceremony in Spain’s Valencia

A COURT in Valencia has found the veteran porn actor and film maker Nacho Vidal guilty of the murder of a professional photographer during...

Violent home robbery gang struck across Spain’s Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol

A home robbery gang that operated across the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol has been dismantled in a major operation by the Policia...

British man arrested on Costa Blanca after stealing a jet ski from North Wales in 2016 and taking it...

A jet ski stolen from North Wales in 2016 popped up in a dry dock in Alicante after police got a tip-off about its...

Foot-chase through streets of expat urbanisation leads to arrest of hooded car thief on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO local police caught a hooded car thief that had been spotted by shoppers at a local retail complex. Additional street patrols and checkpoints...

British driver found hiding in hedge from police after delivery driver killed in horror crash in Spain’s Costa del...

A BRITISH woman has been arrested after she hid in the bushes to avoid police hunting for a roadside killer on the Costa del...

Slovak Olympic triathlon squad in Benidorm get their €5,000 bike back after it was stolen on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SLOVAKIAN triathletes training for this summer's Tokyo Olympics have been reunited with a stolen bike thanks to the Policia Nacional in Benidorm. Officers delivered the...

COSTA BLANCA CON as woman fleeces insurance company over bogus home robberies in Spain

A Costa Blanca woman conned an insurance company out of €3,000 on a bogus home burglary claim but her luck ran out when she...

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