The couple immediately informed the Spanish police and the 44-year-old suspected carjacker from Aywaille (Liège province) was detained.
Police in Belgium had issued a warrant for his arrest via Interpol. The man detained is no stranger to the police.
He is already serving a 5-year sentence for attempted murder and 6 years for having forced a 13-year-old girl to work as a prostitute.
He escaped during a court appearance in Seraing in last month.
He was appearing there on charges of having exploited a young handicapped person.
His 20-year-old girlfriend helped with his escape by bringing a gun to the hearing.
He then fled Belgium in the couple’s car. The couple are now reunited with their vehicle and the car-jacker is safely back behind bars.