By Cathy Elelman • 18 November 2019 • 20:02
FOCUS: The Guardia Civil said the robbers targeted properties in isolated areas.
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
GUARDIA Civil have arrested two men suspected into breaking into several properties in Antas on the Costa de Almeria.
The Guardia said the detention of the 53-year old J.R.S.C. and 19-year old J.R.S.T. followed an investigation involving surveillance operations and controls to gain valuable information which was launched in response to a series of robberies.
The Guardia also highlighted the role if technology which allowed them to identify the two suspects, adding that both were already known to the authorities and have lengthy criminal records for very serious crimes, including sexual aggression, illegal arms ownership and homicide.
In the latter phases of the investigation it became clear the pair were focusing on properties in isolated locations to minimise the chances of being surprised, meaning they were having to widen the radius in which they operated. Also that they were carrying out the break-ins during the daytime.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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