A Palma judge ruled today that a 60-year-old man, arrested this week by the Guardia Civil, be jailed for having carried out at least 15 breaks-ins and robberies in the Camp de Mar area.

According to Guardia Civil sources, an investigation was opened after a number of reports were received regarding thefts from hotels rooms and private properties. Eventually, the suspect, a Tunisian, was identified and was also accused of carrying out a spate of robberies at a well-known hotel in Camp de Mar on 31 December, 2015, while guests were celebrating New Year.

The 60-year-old apparently gained entry in to the rooms by forcing the balcony doors. Following his arrest, the Guardia Civil also managed to pin him to a break-in at a property in Santa Ponsa.

At the moment, the suspect is connected to 15 robberies but Guardia Civil sources said that the figure could rise as they continue with their investigation.