Bellreguard-Gandia industrial estate burglar sought
By Samantha Kett POLICE are hunting for an unidentified man who broke into a bar on the industrial estate off the Bellreguard-Gandia roundabout in the early hours of Monday.
CCTV footage shows a masked individual forcing up the metal blind, removing some of the slats, on the premises in the Benieto retail park in the Myo Gandia section, where Leroy Merlin is based.
He is seen stealing a computer, a mobile phone, tablets, and wads of cash.
The owners called the police later on Monday after they saw the damage when they went to open up.
It is not known whether other persons were in cahoots with the man caught on camera.
National Police are examining security footage from other, nearby companies to try to get a clear shot of the person involved.
Anyone who believes they may have seen something suspicious should contact or visit their nearest police station. A village in La Safor's picturesque Valldigna holds the record for the region's highest rainfall in 2018, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. Barx, which sits on a hilltop and is home to the attractive rural La Drova urbanisation, averaged 1,471 litres of rain per square metre last year, which translates to 147 centimetres (4'10”). Some distance away – in both senses – the second-highest rainfall in the region last year was in Vilafranca (Castellón province) at 1,030 litres per square metre (103 centimetres, or 3'4”). The remaining three towns in the Valldigna valley – Benifairó, Simat and Tavernes – all registered more than 1,000 litres of rain per square metre (a metre, or 3'3”). Overall, La Safor was generally wetter in 2018 than in the two previous years, even though annual rainfall has been far lower than usual in the past five years or so.