POLICE have arrested a German woman after she allegedly abandoned her three-year-old son alone in a parked car while she visited a casino in Marbella.
The woman’s partner has also been arrested for suspected temporary child abandonment after the pair allegedly abandoned the boy while they gambled at the Casino Marbella.
Police say they first received a call about a child alone in a car parked on Calle Azahar from a concerned member of the public at about 3pm.
After finding the Mercedes with a German licence plate, officers say they found a child half asleep in his car seat. According to reports, the windows were up but the doors to the vehicle were unlocked and no adults were nearby.
After checking the boy was not unwell, officers unsuccessfully tried to locate his family using the car’s registration number before the couple later came out of the casino and ran towards the vehicle.
The woman, in her 30’s, reportedly told police she was the boy’s mother and that she had been unwell and had to use the casino’s bathroom.
Since the couple had been missing for around 40 minutes, however, police suspected they might have abandoned the child in Marbella and decided to investigate further, allegedly finding the pair were carrying casino chips totaling around €5,000.
After interviewing staff at the casino, several workers reportedly told officers the pair had been inside plating roulette and blackjack.
Police then arrested the couple for temporary child abandonment before later releasing the woman, pending a court appearance, so she could look after the child.
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