Police arrest 18-year-old following Malaga burglaries

POLICE in Malaga have named an 18-year-old man as the alleged leader of a burglaries gang targeting the city.

The man was arrested alongside three others after 28 burglaries homes in Malaga.
According to police, the man had scaled the fronts of apartment buildings for the robberies, leading officers to investigate three more of his friends, who they say are all urban acrobatics fans.
Officers said the burglaries were all carried out at night and all with similar items stolen, including scooters and jewellery.
The National Police later arrested four people in Malaga on suspicion of belonging to a burglary gang.
The gang suspects, aged between 18 and 21-years-old, all of Spanish nationality, were arrested following 28 burglaries in Malaga city.
The investigation began after police received reports of several burglaries all carried out in similar ways.
The National Police said: “The crimes occurred in the middle of the night when the residents slept.” Officers claim the group gained access to the first or second floor homes and made away with valuables.
The robberies showed “great skill,” in accessing the homes ’balconies, according to police, leading investigators from the Theft group of the Provincial Police Station of Malaga to focus their investigations on fans of urban acrobatics.
Their investigations led them to identify the suspects, who were arrested for their alleged crimes of belonging to a criminal organisation and robbery with force. Recovered effects were found searches of the suspects’ homes.
The suspects are between 18 and 21 years old, and are accused of burgling homes that they accessed through windows more than five meters high.
Officers have confiscated several stolen items, including jewellery, money, an electric scooter and other belongings. Police also found game consoles, watches, mobile phones, computers, and even a robot vacuum cleaner.
The suspects are also accused of other crimes, including robberies with violence or intimidation and fraud.
The case has been handed over to the Court of Instruction number 4 of Malaga, with two of the gang being ordered into prison following the crimes in Malaga.

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