Agents of the Policia Nacional last week detained a 31-year-old man, with numerous previous police records, as the alleged perpetrator of a theft in Maspalomas, after he apparently sold a stolen bicycle, owned by a rental company and valued at 700 euros, to a second-hand store.

A British tourist had originally reported the bicycle he had rented had been stolen. An off duty agent of the Policia local in the capital recognised the stolen bicycle, which he saw was for sale in a Vecindario at second-hand goods store and called 091.

The police investigators went to the store, where they were identify the person responsible for its sale, who was then located and detained by the police for the theft.

Clearly he was no criminal mastermind…