By Cathy Elelman • 06 February 2020 • 15:09
TACTIC: The gang used diggers or tractors to yank cashpoints out of walls
A GUARDIA Civil investigation into a criminal gang targeting cashpoints in the Almanzora region and Granada has resulted in the arrest of 15 Romanian nationals based in Baza.
The Guardia said they believe the gang was responsible for at least 16 robberies involving stolen diggers or tractors to yank cashpoints out of the walls at banks and service stations in locations including Alcontar and Seron.
Once they had managed to pull out the cashpoints they would make off with them to open them up somewhere where they wouldn’t be seen, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.
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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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