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Man arrested in Malaga for faking disability to force victim to hand over ATM cash

Man arrested in Malaga for faking disability to force victim to hand over ATM cash
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  • The 33-year-old Romanian citizen tried to force an individual to take 20 euros out from a cashpoint

A 33-year-old Romanian man has been held for allegedly faking a disability to gain attention, then trying to force passersby to take money out of a cashpoint.

Police started searching for the accused at the start of September after reports that a man had stopped a person near the Muelle Uno shops in Malaga port with a board saying he was "deaf and dumb".

He asked for money and when the victim could not give any money, they were pushed to a nearby cashpoint and told to take out 20 euros.