Beach car park thief arrested
Suspect caught red-handed by Guardia Civil patrol Company ‘cannot rule out further disruptions in July and August’
By Alex Watkins A SERIAL thief who had been breaking into cars at El Pinet and La Marina beaches in Elche has been caught by Guardia Civil in Santa Pola.
A force spokesman explained that the suspect, a 30-year-old Romanian man, is accused of nine counts of stealing by force from vehicles, two road safety offences and one theft.
As part of the Guardia Civil’s annual operation to guarantee security in the summer, they increase their presence in busy tourist areas, particularly beaches.
The spokesman noted that people visiting beaches usually leave in their vehicles unattended in open-air car parks for long periods of time. Criminals take advantage of this by blending in with the crowds and waiting for an opportunity to steal any valuables from inside the cars.
Officers on patrol at El Pinet beach came across the suspect as he was committing such a crime.
However, he managed to escape in his own vehicle, driving at high speed through pedestrianised areas By Nuria Pérez A TOTAL of 14 flights operated by Ryanair to and from MurciaSan Javier airport are at risk of cancellation due to the scheduled strike by the budget airline’s cabin crew on July 25 and 26.
These are the flights to London Stansted, London Luton, Manchester, Bournemouth, Dublin, East Midlands, Eindhoven and Frankfurt Main on Wednesday, July 25.
On Thursday, July 26 the flights to London Stansted, London Luton, Manchester, ‘without caring that he was endangering people’.
The officers decided to put other people’s safety first rather than continue the chase and risk worse consequences.
Although the suspect thought he had got away, from then onwards plain clothes Guardia Civil were watching his movements closely.
A few days later he was caught while trying to steal belongings from another vehicle, this time in Santa Pola.
The spokesman noted that Birmingham, Dublin and East Midlands are at risk.
Consumers’ associations have advised passengers whose flights are cancelled or delayed for more than two hours to ask for compensation.
They note that affected passengers can claim up to €400 compensation, an alternative flight, to have their ticket refunded and free food and drinks, etc.
A strike by Irish pilots was due to hit Ryanair yesterday (Thursday).
The company noted on thanks to the operation they had set up, he was not able to escape and has since been Tuesday that it was a strike by ‘94 (27%) of our 350+ Irish pilots’.
“Despite offering to meet our pilots and the FORSA union at a neutral venue on Wednesday, the union has confirmed again that they expect Thursday's strike by 27% of our Irish pilots to go ahead,” noted a company spokesman.
“We regrettably must plan for some disruptions on Thursday, and try to minimise their impact, especially upon Irish customers and their families travelling on holidays to Portugal, charged by a court, which then released him on bail. France, Spain, Italy and Greece. We will do this by cancelling a number of flights on high frequency routes from Ireland to London and other UK province destinations where customers can transfer readily to other flights on Thursday or switch their travel to earlier flights tomorrow (Wednesday) or later on Friday, Saturday or subsequent days.”
The spokesman noted that Ryanair ‘cannot rule out further disruptions in July and August’.
Ryanair passengers are being hit by industrial action by pilots and cabin crew
The suspect as he was arrested