The Loner, Spain's Enemy Number 1, strikes again

13th October 2006, Comments 0 comments

13 October 2006, VALENCIA — Spain's most wanted man, who has been linked to three murders and 24 armed robberies, has struck again.

13 October 2006

VALENCIA — Spain's most wanted man, who has been linked to three murders and 24 armed robberies, has struck again.

'The Loner',  held-up in the Banco Popular in L'Alcúdia, near Valencia, police said on Friday.

Armed with a pistol , he told an assistant: "Don't move. I want the money, the money, the money."

He is thought to have got away with between EUR 5,000-6,000.

This is much less than he usually takes in bank robberies.

Dressed as if he was an old man, he wore a light-coloured American-style jacket, was carrying a stick and walked with a limp.

He masked his face with a false beard and large sunglasses.

The Loner, as he is nicknamed, kept his face away from the security cameras.

He escaped in a light-coloured lorry.

Police said his disguise, the modus operandi and the way he looked suggested The Loner had struck again.

He has been described as Enemy Number One by police.

The Loner is wanted for gunning down two civil guard officers in 2004 and shooting dead another police officer in 2000.

His last robbery was in Lugo in northern Spain where he shot at a bank employee after stealing just EUR 835.

Police think he only strikes when he has run out of money.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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