The National Police has detained in Marbella a 35-year-old man of Italian nationality, alleged member of a criminal network specialized in violent robberies of luxury watches aboard motorcycles, after allegedly assaulting a British citizen in Mijas, who chased his executioners in his car -two were the perpetrators- to the population center of Elviria, where the suspects suffered an accident and fell to the ground.

One of the assailants was stopped by a patrol hidden behind a car, recovering the watch stolen from the injured party and valued at 30,000 euros. The second of them managed to escape, but has already been identified, as reported by the National Police in a statement.

The police action began at dawn on Monday, August 23, following a robbery in the municipality of Mijas. The victim, a 41-year-old british, was about to enter his home when a suspect approached him and violently snatched the high-end watch that he wore on his wrist. The intruder fled the scene, being supported by a friend who was waiting for him in the vicinity aboard a motorcycle.

Next, the injured He got into his own vehicle and chased the assailants to a street in Elviria, in Marbella, where the motorcycle driver lost control of it and its two occupants ended up on the ground.

In that sense, agents of a Police crew that served in the area observed the damaged vehicle and then they located a stranger hiding behind a car.

Thus, after inquiring about what happened and interviewing the injured party, the Police arrested the suspect in connection with the assault. The arrested, who has a record of crimes of the same nature, He would be part, along with his buddy – who managed to escape and has already been identified – of a criminal organization dedicated to the theft of high-end watches aboard motorcycles.

The The stolen watch was recovered from the wheel of the car where he was arrested one of the assailants. The investigations carried out later by agents of the Marbella Police Station determined that the person accompanying the arrested person was a compatriot of his with whom he had already been identified and arrested on other occasions.

On the other hand, the The motorcycle used to carry out the assault turned out to be in the name of a third party, a 28-year-old Spanish male, who was detained as a necessary cooperator. According to the investigators, the latter would be aware of the criminal actions that were committed with the vehicle.

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