POLICE in Madrid final week apprehended a 53-year-old man on suspicion of stealing objects from luxurious inns within the metropolis – together with the complete protected from one room.
The Mauritanian nationwide was arrested by the Nationwide Police pressure on the Adolfo Suarez-Madrid Barajas Airport, in line with Spanish every day El Pais, when he was reportedly attempting to make his escape to the Canary Islands.
He’s alleged to have stolen costly garments, laptop tools and jewelry value a complete of €172,000. His suitcases additionally contained passports and money. His victims have been a bunch of younger Canadians and a Swiss vacationer.
The alarm was first raised when the Canadians returned to their luxurious apartment-hotel on Gran Vía on Might 17, to search out that the door had been pressured and the room ransacked.
They swiftly reported the incident – together with the disappearance of a Rolex watch and their passports – to the police.
The authorities managed to search out the suspect on the safety digital camera footage, by which he might be seen carrying ‘three large suitcases’.
The suspect, who has a legal document for related thefts within the Canary Islands, even requested a resort worker to assist him with the bags as he introduced it out to the road to get a taxi.
The gadgets that he had stolen have been displaying their location at Barajas airport, in line with El Pais, permitting for the police to trace and arrest him.
The officers discovered not solely the lacking belongings from the Canadians’ room, but additionally different objects together with a Louis Vuitton bag value €27,500 and a Rolex value €20,000. A part of that haul was, El Pais reported, inside a still-closed protected stuffed right into a suitcase.
The authorities managed to hyperlink the theft to the same one which had taken place on the identical day, from the Swiss nationwide who was staying at a Gran Vía resort near the Canadians’ lodging.