Two women and a man have been detained this week following a mugging which took place in Torrox Costa last month.
An elderly lady was mugged in the town centre on 3 May by two women who wielded a knife and demanded that she give them her handbag.
After the two women snatched the bag from the lady, she was pushed towards another person who was waiting in a getaway car.
The woman was able to give a detailed description of her muggers and witnesses also came forward which allowed Guardia Civil officers to track down the vehicle used in the incident and arrest the suspects who are from the Periana and Vélez-Málaga areas.
They are being held on suspicion of mugging and intimidation in a case known by police as 'Petusa18.'