Families gassed and robbed in La Cala del Moral

GUARDIA CIVIL are investigating six house robberies in La Cala del Moral in which the inhabitants were gassed.

Earlier this month six homes families on the Colinas de Procusan urbanization were targeted, all on first floors, after the robbers apparently entered the urbanization and studied the most accessible areas. The ground floor apartments have bars on the windows, but the first floor does not.

When the victims awoke, they found, handbags, wallets, cash, jewellery and other items missing. In some cases, car keys had been stolen, but when the robbers found there were CCTV cameras in the garages, they left them behind. Several empty handbags and jewellery boxes were found outside. However, larger objects, such as laptop computers and electronic goods were left untouched.

The victims also report a bitter taste and ‘stickiness’ in their mouths due to the soporific gas which was used, as well as sore throats. At first, they thought nothing of it, until they began to discover their belongings were missing. None of them awoke while the thieves were in their homes at between 4am and 6am.

The Guardia Civil believe that more homes were not targeted because their windows were closed or because a neighbour’s dog had barked at their presence.

The President of the urbanization has requested more police presence and better lighting at the access to the complex.

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