The Guardia Civil are investigating a violent robbery at a luxury mansion in Mijas Costa. According to sources, the incident happened during the early hours of Thursday last week. Six individuals dressed as police officers tied up the property's two occupants and gagged them for a long period of time in order to search the house for valuables without interruption.
The victims appear to have been a father and his son, whose hands were tied behind their backs using cable ties.
The assailants reportedly spoke Spanish, worked in an organised manner and left with several pieces of jewellery and other objects worth 300,000 euros. Once the thieves had gone the older of the two men managed to free himself and notify the Guardia Civil.
The house where the assault took place is located just off the A-7 as it passes through Mijas Costa, so the attackers had an easy escape route.
A similar incident, a few days earlier, is being investigated by the National Police in Marbella. In this case, the assailants didn't dress as police officers but did tie the occupant's hands while they searched the property. They made off with several items of value, including two high-end watches.