By Diane Burke • 17 June 2021 • 15:14
LOCAL POLICE in Malaga have carried out 51 actions for thefts during the last three months, specifically from March to May, within the framework of the preventive and reaction device that is carried out in commercial areas with a large influx of people and areas frequented by tourists.
As reported by La Opinion de Malaga, Local Police have denounced a total of 91 people, of whom 17 are minors, and arrested another six as alleged perpetrators of a crime of theft, as the value of the stolen cash exceeded the amount of €400. Officers have managed to recover a total of 740 objects of various kinds, including numerous articles of clothing stolen from different shops, with a market value of more than €6,900.
Local Police officers have been able to observe that the usual modus operandi has increased the use of prams, sometimes empty, to hide the stolen garments, as happened in a performance carried out on April 7, that officers intervened a pram with 21 stolen items, valued at €135.50, in which no baby was present.
Also noteworthy is an intervention carried out on May 17, in which two people immersed in several thefts inside establishments were identified throughout the month, with at least four complaints filed in previous days being resolved, and another carried out on the 24th of the same month, in which two women were arrested who used a girl under 12 years of age to steal clothing.
Although the bulk of the actions have been taking place in the commercial area of the historic centre, Local Police officers have been able to verify that as a result of the low influx of tourists motivated by the Covid-19 pandemic, some pickpockets have moved to other areas such as Carretera de Cadiz and Cruz de Humilladero, in which police presence has been reinforced.
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Diane is from Limerick, Ireland and has previously lived in Seville. Having graduated with a Masters in Journalism and Public Relations she has a keen interest in digital media. As well as her passion for news, she enjoys learning about human psychology, practising pilates and has a soft spot for tapas!
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