The National Police has arrested two men, aged 37 and 19, for allegedly stealing 280 chairs, 20 tables and five parasols in half a dozen catering establishments, located in the municipalities of Fuengirola and Mijas.
Those arrested acted at night taking advantage of the closure of businesses and transported the stolen effects in a rental van. The value of the stolen furniture amounts to about 16,000 euros.
Operation ‘Melocotón’, which has been carried out by agents assigned to the Urban Crime Group of the Fuengirola Police Station, began at the beginning of this month when complaints were received for several thefts of furniture in catering establishments in the town.
The criminal offenses took place in five businesses in Fuengirola located on the Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, Avenida de las Salinas and Avenida de Los Boliches. A sixth theft occurred in a hotel establishment on Miguel Hernández Avenue, in Mijas, the National Police has indicated in a statement.
Those investigated acted at dawn in restaurants that remained closed to the public at that time. Thus, once they entered the outside terrace, the authors cut the chains that secured tables, chairs and parasols, later introducing the furniture in a van.
Finally, the proceedings carried out by the Police made it possible to identify the alleged perpetrators, who are attributed the theft of a total of 280 chairs, 20 tables and five parasols in establishments in Fuengirola and Mijas. The value of what was stolen amounts to 16,668 euros. The facts are known by the Investigating Court number 1 of Fuengirola.