The National Police have arrested a man who robbed a bank branch in the Chamberí district of Madrid with a machete twice in one week, for whom a judge has already ordered his provisional detention. This is a 58-year-old Cuban in an irregular situation in Spain and had a 25-year record for similar acts, crimes against property and drug trafficking, police sources have informed EFE.
His first assault on the bank branch, located on Calle de Sagasta in the capital of Madrid, took place at one in the afternoon on the 12th when he entered the office with his face covered and red gloves. He threatened the bank employee with a machete and once she got the loot she quickly fled the place. He kept the clothes used to perpetrate the robbery, a panty and a hat, in a plastic bag.
Just a week later, at the same time and with the same clothes to hide, he returned to the bank and threatened the same employee with the dagger again. She then rushed out of the bank once she got the money, but a witness alerted the emergency services to what had happened. The agents of the National Police managed to locate him moments later on the platforms of a metro station.
In the search, the police found the stolen money as well as the clothes used in the robberies and also the machete. For all these reasons, he was arrested and turned over to the judicial authority as allegedly responsible for two robberies with intimidation and his imprisonment was ordered.