International fugitives arrested in Almeria

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BEHIND BARS: The fugitives were held in San Isidro de Nijar and Almeria City. ©Policia Nacional

TWO international fugitives have been held on European Arrest Warrants in Almeria.

They are reportedly wanted on suspicion of committing two separate strings of robberies in their home countries.

The first arrest saw armed officers swoop on a property in San Isidro de Nijar following a covert surveillance operation, capturing a 39-year-old Lithuanian man with initials MK.

He faces a six-year jail term for a €200,000 heist during which he and an accomplice held up a lorry at gun point, tying the driver to a tree before making off in the vehicle.

Less than 72 hours later a Romanian man named as VVG, 27, was detained in Almeria City for allegedly committing a break-in two years ago.

Both men have been remanded in custody and are set to appear before Spain’s National Court ahead of their extradition, police said in a statement.

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