The Guardia Civil in Alcudia are hunting two men who attacked a hotel receptionist and fled with more than 60'000 euros. The two men struck in the early hours of Tuesday morning and the Colombian receptionist was on duty alone. The victim has told police that he thought one or both of the attackers were armed. He was gagged and bound before the two men headed for the hotel vault. Guardia Civil sources said yesterday that at least ten security boxes were forced open and that at least 60'000 euros in cash and a hoard of pound notes was stolen. The two thieves were able to escape easily as they left the battered and bruised receptionist bound and gagged. The robbery is believed to have been carried out at 4am, but it was not until later that morning that a hotel guests found the receptionist. The holidaymaker helped release the Colombian and then called the police. Police sources said that the hotel employee was very shaken and badly bruised. He had clearly been knocked about as the two men tied him up and was taken to Muro Hospital for treatment. The victim was still in hospital last night, but doctors said that he was making a good recovery and has been able to help police with their inquiry. The Guardia Civil, confident that there were at least two men involved in the robbery, have been able to create two very good photo-fits from the descriptions given by the receptionist and were yesterday combing the Alcudia area while copies of the photo-fits were being distributed to all Guardia Civil forces on the island. Police sources said last night that the net was closing in on the thieves.


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