By Isha Sesay • 27 November 2019 • 20:16
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THE National Police have dismantled two organised crime gangs which allegedly carried out multiple robberies on banks and shops in Madrid, Spain.
The first group was made up of 4 individuals who were considered to be extremely violent by police. Each had an extensive criminal record, with one of its members already being convicted of two murders in Spain. A police investigation linked the gang to robberies on 2 banks, 3 supermarkets and a pharmacy.
The second group was formed of 2 men, who together robbed 2 banks where they stole almost €200,000.
The investigation into the first crime group began in June of this year, after the gang robbed a bank branch in the capital with guns, threatening employees. Officers were then able to link the robbery to another theft on a bank and pharmacy, discovering that it was carried out by the same assailants.
Officers were then able to verify the identify of one of the alleged perpetrators who was known by police to be a violent man who had murdered a a bank employee in Torrevieja and a National Police officer in Móstoles. After identifying the rest of the members of the group, they were arrested at properties in Bernuy de Porreros and Madrid.
In a separate investigation, officers investigated 2 bank robberies which were carried out in August and October of this year, where they had also used guns to threaten employees.
Once the alleged perpetrators were identified, a search of their homes was ordered, where officers found weapons and more than €40,000 in cash. We at Euro Weekly News understand that one of the men arrested also had 3 warrants out for his arrest.
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