A Belgian couple on holiday in Spain spotted the armed criminals who had carjacked them at gunpoint a month previously in Liege, 1,200 miles away. The unnamed pair saw Luc Jadoul, 47, and his girlfriend Gaëlle Deloge, 20, on a beach in Alicante.
Mr Jadoul and Miss Deloge had threatened the couple with a gun and hijacked their Nissan SUV while making a dramatic escape from a Belgian courthouse just four weeks before. In a coincidence, compared by police to winning the lottery, the crime victims were amazed to see Jadoul and Deloge sunning themselves on the Torrevieja beach last weekend.
Incredibly, the stolen car was also parked nearby, just yards from where the carjackers were sunbathing. Keeping their heads and showing a "sangfroid" praised by the police, the holidaymakers let down the tyres on the car and called the authorities, who made an "easy" arrest. A firearm was recovered from the stolen vehicle.
"With their cool, they have contributed to the arrest of this dangerous individual," said a police source. Both are being held in Madrid before their extradition back to Belgium. "No one – certainly not the criminals - could have expected an ending like this," said a police source. "There must be more chance of winning the lottery."
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