Rob­bers steal pay­roll cash from chirin­guito beach bar

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By Oliver McIn­tyre A GANG of rob­bers stole an es­ti­mated €80,000 in pay­roll money in a late-night raid on a chirin­guito beach bar in Mar­bella, ty­ing up the three work­ers who were still clean­ing up the restau­rant after clos­ing time.

The hooded in­trud­ers en­tered Andy’s Beach Bar, in the Cabopino zone, some­time after 2am on Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to the Span­ish news­pa­per Diario Sur. They were armed with knives and sticks, and pos­si­bly also a pis­tol ac­cord­ing to one worker, though this has not been con­firmed.

The work­ers were held for over an hour as the raiders smashed open the cash reg­is­ter and then searched the premises, caus­ing wide­spread dam­age, un­til find­ing the safe, which con­tained the pay­roll cash.

They then left the three em­ploy­ees with their hands bound and stole the car of one of the work­ers to make their get­away, but ap­par­ently only drove it a short dis­tance, as po­lice later found the ve­hi­cle aban­doned in the zone.

In­side the bar of­fi­cers re­cov­ered one of the knives be­lieved to have been used dur­ing the rob­bery, which the raiders are un­der­stood to have grabbed in­side the es­tab­lish­ment it­self.

It is be­lieved that be­tween three and five gang mem­bers were in­volved in the raid, but the ex­act num­ber re­mains un­clear as the work­ers did not see all of them to­gether.

The Na­tional Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing but at the time of go­ing to press no ar­rests had been re­ported.

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