Yesterday, Damia told of how, as he was in the process of closing up, a car drew up and stopped some ten metres away, two men got out and began walking towards him. As he turned to lock the door, the two men suddenly jumped him. One wore a scarf over his face, the other with the collar of his jacket turned up and was brandishing a pistol. At first I tried to convince them that the office was closed, but they threw me on the floor and they began to get very agitated. Nearby was an embankment with a drop of a metre and a half and they then threw me down there, Damia said yesterday.
However, Damia managed to get up and tried to escape but he was set on by the two thugs again who in turn forced him to open the office and once inside, empty out the cash till.
Even though I had the grill down, I still had not cashed up, so I don't know how much money they stole, he added.
Before making their escape, they searched Damia, taking his wallet, car keys and mobile phone so he could not raise the alarm.
However, moments later Damia found the keys on a nearby property and was able to raise the alarm. The Guardia Civil are handling the case and they know the suspects are Spanish.