Criminal gang who posed as police officers broken up in Toledo

Provisional prison for two of the five detainees in Granada shooting incident. Source: Guardia Civil

CRIMINAL gang who posed as police officers is broken up in Toledo

The Guardia Civil have arrested nine people and are investigating another six in Madrid and the province of Toledo, for crimes against property that they committed with great violence, whilst also posing as members of the security forces.

It is reported by the Guardia Civil that the leader of this criminal gang – ‘Goyito’ – has been arrested on 20 previous occasions, having committed more than 200 crimes, and those arrested are also reportedly related to an attempted murder in Navalcan, Toledo, last June, where a man was wounded after being shot at.

‘Operation Tizos’ was launched as part of the Guardia Civil’s CERES plan against organised crime in the La Sagra region of Toledo, after the gang’s first crime was reported in February after they entered a home in Nava de Ricomalillo, Toledo, under the guise of Guardia Civil officers, and viciously attacked the homeowners.

During the investigations, officers quickly learned that this gang was a perfectly structured and hierarchical criminal group, whose members were not afraid to use firearms to intimidate their victims, with each of their robberies being planned meticulously, and carried out mainly at night after studying the area and the communication routes.

They used high-end vehicles that they had stolen, capable of reaching up to 200kph per hour, and they did not hesitate to ram any other car that got in their way.

During the early morning hours of June 12, in the town of Navalcan, several members of this group allegedly shot a man eight times in a settling of scores, and he ended up with abdomen injuries.

This criminal gang are reported as being residents of the Toledo municipalities of Casarrubios del Monte and Torrijos, and obeyed the orders of ‘Goyito’s’ 24-year-old lieutenant, ‘Lolo’, who had also been detained on numerous occasions by the police.

According to a statement from the Guardia Civil, during searches, they recovered many stolen items, including clothing, perfumery items and accessories, audiovisual material, a collectible motorcycle, numerous motocross helmets, along with a police newspaper, and masks with the logos and initials of the National Police, and the operation remains open, with the police not ruling out more arrests, as reported by 20minutos.es.

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Chris King

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