At least four establishments in the center of Nerja suffered an attempted robbery in the early hours of Thursday. The Civil Guard is investigating this wave of thefts, which occurred at dawn, just a few minutes apart. In fact, there is already a person detained in relation to these facts. This is a neighbor of the easternmost town of the province, who responds to the initials of R. V. M., 30, and who has several criminal records for similar events and who had been released from prison just six months ago.
The curious thing is that the detention occurred in the most absurd way. It was thanks to an apron from one of the hospitality businesses in which he entered and that he was wearing in his escape. The agents of the Local Police, after receiving several neighborhood calls, located him lying in a square near the premises, in a state of drunkenness and with symptoms of having used drugs, with the pledge of the business still on.
The owner of the establishment, the Italian Carla Albasini, showed SUR the destruction that the thief caused in a place of just 40 square meters, in which they prepare organic dishes and drinks. "I have barely been with the business for two years and they had never robbed me, it has destroyed everything, throwing glass bottles on the floor, brought some money and it seems that several organic beers have been drunk," she lamented.
According to the owner of another cafeteria located directly opposite, he could not enter his premises, since he has a larger fence, as in another restaurant located a few meters away. «It is seen that he was all night trying to enter businesses in this area, until he lay down to sleep on a bench next door, which was where the Local Police located him, still with my apron of 'Casa Veggy' put on» , said the hospitality businesswoman, who showed her disappointment over what happened. "Good thing they've taken it," he said ..
A few streets below, a bazaar run by citizens of Chinese origin was also subject to a robbery that same morning last Thursday in the town of Balcón de Europa. Its owner, whom the neighbors know as Cristina, provided this newspaper with a video that shows how a young man breaks the lock of the establishment, kicking, to sneak inside.
"The alarm went off, but still gave him time to take the money from the box, about 300 euros in total," said this businesswoman, who regretted that in recent months have increased theft in shops and businesses in downtown Nerja . "We need more vigilance," he said.
Apparently, as SUR has learned, the alleged thief, R. V. M., after being released with charges by decision of the Court of Torrox, would have returned to act in the same area in the early hours of yesterday. Thus, he would have managed to enter a veterinary clinic, a charity shop of a protector and two restaurants, from which he stole money in cash - more than 500 euros - and several mobiles.
Another businesswoman from the hospitality industry, who runs a pizzeria in the central Tutti-Frutti square, also told this newspaper that just two weeks ago she was the victim of another robbery in her hospitality shop. «They called me at dawn of the alarm security company that we have installed, in case we were still open, we told them no, and my husband quickly left there. When he arrived there was the Civil Guard, but they could not take anyone. I hope he is the guy who has stopped now, and we can be calmer, because what a streak we have in this area, ?he added.