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Benidorm, Spain: Two people arrested for stealing cars at golf courses

Two men arrested for stealing cars at 40 golf courses in the region, reports have emerged.

The thieves pounced when golfers were enjoying their round between the 19th and 26th of May this year.

As the country broke free from tight restrictions and a horrific virus pandemic to enjoy some leisure, the pair made their way across the AP-7 to over FORTY golf courses stealing people’s cars as they played, oblivious to what had happened.

The Guardia Civil were alerted after a golfer saw his car being broken into by the pair at a course in Denia, Costa Blanca.

Using CCTV from the car park, the force were able to piece together a profile of the pair and tied them to similiar crimes at courses across the region and using each courses videos to get clear images of them

Their crimes were then revealed to stretch from courses in Barcelona to the north all the way down the eastern seaboard to Malaga in the south.

Courses in the Pilar de la Horadada and Orihuela in Costa Blanca were hit seven times.

Courses in Almeria were also where the duo operated.

After putting together a profile, the Guardia Civil managed to track the pair down.

One was arrested at a sports outlet in Benidorm and his partner was arrested in a rental car, also in Benidorm.

The men are aged 30 and 32 and have been charged with 10 counts of theft and robbery so far, with more reports linking them to crimes in the area.

Authorities have warned players to be vigilant when leaving their cars.

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