Two arrests in one week. This is the criminal record accumulated by a neighbor of Nerja, 30, with initials R. V. M., accused of at least a dozen robberies in business in the center of the town in an interval of just seven days. With a criminal record for similar events and after leaving prison a few months ago, the young man was released with charges last weekend by order of the Court of Torrox, after being arrested by the Civil Guard after a first wave of robberies in shops in the central street Jaén. In fact, as he published this newspaper in his edition last Tuesday, on that first occasion he was intercepted when he was identified for wearing an apron in a cafeteria.
This Thursday he has been arrested again by the Armed Institute agents, as SUR has been able to confirm. They have done so after investigating the four robberies that occurred in the early hours of last Monday, when RVM would have returned to act in an area close to the first one, at the confluence of Chaparil streets with Antonio Millón, where he agreed, at around 11:00 pm, for the force, to two restaurants, a veterinary clinic and a charity shop for an animal shelter.
Entrepreneurs of these businesses consulted by this newspaper have shown their "discomfort" by the fact that the alleged thief had been released after the first arrest made by the Civil Guard, with the collaboration of the Local Police. In fact, it was a patrol of the municipal body that first arrived at the square where R. V. M. had sat with the apron on the cafeteria. Apparently, he was in a state of drunkenness and with symptoms of having used narcotic substances.
"We hope that they will put him back in jail, people like that, who do not reintegrate, cannot be loose, are sick and have to treat them," said one of the businessmen in the area where the wave of robberies has occurred. The detainee is expected to be available to the judicial authority in the next few hours. He is accused of at least a dozen thefts, in which he stole money in cash and mobile phones, in addition to causing significant damage to the locks, doors and glass windows.