A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of violently threatening a couple with a fake weapon as they sat in their car.
The suspect, referred to only as L.J.M.G, is said to have approached the parked vehicle head-on, waving the pistol and pointing it at the couple.
“The person sat in the passenger seat left the car and ran inside a nearby property to ask for help while the driver got out and tried to calm the person down. He finally got into a nearby vehicle and sped off”, according to a Guardia Civil statement.
Police launched a search to find the suspect and car. They later found the man in a “very nervous state” near the Gran Plaza shopping centre in Roquetas de Mar.
But his vehicle and the suspected weapon had still not been found so investigators were sent to a nearby garage.
They soon located the vehicle together with several rounds and a firearm magazine, with the weapon eventually recovered after the suspect threw it on the ground.
The man is now being held in custody and awaiting trial.