Jewellery thief caught in Barcelona
A 41-year-old man suspected of stealing jewellery worth 40,000 euros from a woman he knew in Arona was arrested with part of the haul at Barcelona airport.
He is accused of burglary following a break-in at the woman’s home, during which a cupboard where she kept the jewellery was forced open.
Police said she immediately suspected the man who had resided with her at her home, whom she had welcomed some time ago after meeting him through a mutual friend and who had also suddenly disappeared from the house.
The suspect was arrested at Barcelona Airport, coming from a flight from Madrid. His luggage was searched and part of the jewels reported as stolen by the victim were found.
The man was arrested and put at the disposal of the courts.