Police in Spain’s Madrid make arrests after almost 50 chemists and small businesses were targeted in a lockdown crime spree

Police in Spain’s capital have arrested three suspected gang members in connection with a lockdown crime spree in which almost 50 chemists, bars and businesses were targeted in Madrid and further afield.

THE detained have been charged with being part of a criminal organisation responsible for breaking into at least 47 establishments, including pharmacies, in Toledo, Madrid, Segovia and Ciudad Real.

Bars, petrol stations and opticians are among other premises targeted.

The alleged burglars, residents of the San Blas district of Madrid, forced locks and smashed windows or glass doors to gain entry, during State of Alarm.

Breaching confinement laws has been added to the list of charges.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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