Sevilla home ‘stolen’ brick by brick

SEVILLA (SPAIN) – A holiday villa belonging to a Sevilla family was left in a heap of rubble after thieves stole it brick by brick.

Gloria Moreno had a villa in the urbanization of Boticaria (Sevilla), near a luxury. Now he has nothing. They have stolen the building brick by brick. When the rafters were taken the ceiling came down and what was supposed to be a beautiful holiday home has become a pile of rubble.

Her family bought the home ten years ago as a second home in an area that promised to become a luxurious area.

He family lives in Sevilla and thought this place could be good to spend weekends and days off. It was close to the pine forests and was a newly established residential area in quiet environment.

However, the construction of the urbanization stopped leaving the villa isolated.

For a time they had rented it out, but upon the departure of the tenants, it was targeted by vandals and thieves. These could operate at night with peace of mind they would not be seen by anyone.

Inside the house began a process of selective demolition. First, they took doors and windows. They also dismantled the mechanism of purification of the pool.

On one visit she saw various holes in the roof, dismissing it as pure vandalism. What she did not know was that vandals were trying to determinte the material of the roof beams.

When  iron was found they proceeded to disassemble them one by one to take them and sell them as scrap.

By removing the beams the roof collapsed leaving only the walls.

But there was something else to steal. In one of the last visits the son of the family saw how someonehad been removing bricks one by one, cleaning and stealing them.

What was once a beautiful holiday home is now only a heap of rubble and a hazard.

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