Men arrested for Benidorm burglaries

POLICE in Benidorm arrested two people on suspicion of more than 20 burglaries in the the town.

One detainee has extensive criminal record with 40 previous arrests for robberies, robbery, and theft in Mallorca, Madrid, Valencia and Benidorm, whilst the other has one single previous conviction.

The two detainees were transferred to Benidorm Police Court, which remanded in custody the principal detainees, whilst releasing the second detainee on bail, citing the fact that the man (a foreign national) had never been to prison despite having apparently been arrested in Spain 42 times in the last three years.

They are thought to be behind last week’s robbery of the home of Manolo Escobar, the Spanish singer who wrote the holiday favourite ‘Que Viva España’ while he and his family slept.

The break-ins were committed mainly at dawn, just after their occupants had left.

However the presence of the owners did not deter the burglars from their activities.

The thieves used crowbars and even mechanical jacks to open gates and prise back rejas, and on many occasions accessed properties by climbing walls.

Once inside the housing, the intruders acted like magpies, given evidence of the variety of items plundered. It almost being a case of it its not glued down they’d steal it, including, cash, jewellery, perfumes, liquors, all kinds of electronic devices, snuff, and much more.

After two months of investigations, the police  arrested two Romanians and they have now been charged.

A house search in Benidorm lead to the recovery of numerous effects, including, laptops, cameras, mobile phones, various rings and chains, DVD players, old coins, watches, bottles of alcohol, perfumes and reagents for use in the identification of precious metals.

By Paul Deed

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