Agents of the National Police have detained a 73 year old Swedish tourist after he falsely reported the theft of €600 from the inside of his room in a five-star hotel in Maspalomas, in the southern municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana .

The arrest occurred after the tourist filed a complaint reporting that upon returning to his hotel room he realised that the money deposited in the safe had been stolen, according to the National Police in a press release.

Subsequently, agents initiated an investigation that allowed them to determine not only the inaccuracies of the complaint lodged by the tourist, but also that he had insurance that would cover the possible loss or theft of money during vacations, which was the reason he was detained as alleged perpetrator of “simulating a crime”.