A 40-year-old man was injured in Torre del Mar when he was attacked as he arrived to deposit money in his bank. The lunch-time incident took place outside a branch of Unicaja on avenida de Andalucía, barely 200 metres from the National Police offices.
The victim, who owns a shop in the El Ingenio commercial centre, was approached as he entered the bank carrying a briefcase. The attacker threatened him with a firearm and demanded to be given the briefcase, but when the victim refusing and clung on tightly to it, the attacker began striking him on the head with the butt of the gun.
At this point, onlookers scattered with one ATM user dropping his withdrawn money on the ground as the thief grabbed the briefcase and escaped on the back of a waiting Suzuki motorcycle driven by an accomplice.
The victim was left bleeding profusely from his injuries, although remaining conscious throughout, and was taken by ambulance to Vélez-Málaga Hospital for treatment where he was later reported to be out of danger. It has not been revealed how much cash was stolen in the incident.