By Ben Mulvey • 16 August 2019 • 15:07
Six people arrested in Palma for a spate of robberies in Palma. Photo: Policia Nacional
The National Police have arrested six people for forced robberies in Palma.
According to the police, one of the suspects is 19 years old and of Moroccan origin, another is an 18-year-old Spanish national and two are under 17 years old. Two Spanish women aged 21 and 17 have also been arrested for receiving stolen goods.
The robberies have been under investigation since May when a house in Amanecer in Palma was robbed. The suspects broke in through a window and stole various items and the keys to the car that was also stolen. This stolen vehicle was used by the robbers to commit further crimes in residential areas around the city.
The police managed to locate the stolen vehicle and one of the young suspects was arrested and, once the others were identified, made further arrests on the 5th of August.
Mobile phones, tablets, cash, electronic devices, two walkie-talkies, as well as watches, jewellery and other effects were seized during an inspection of a property.
sSince the arrests, eight robberies have been solved by the police – seven in Palma and one in Marratxí. The investigation is still open as the police suspect that the number of robberies is much higher.
If someone has been the victim of a robbery of similar characteristics, they can contact the Robbery Group of the National Police in Palma, where a sample of the recovered objects can be shown to them for identification.
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