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Serial Robbers Arrested in Lloret de Mar

Posted on 03 March 2010 by admin

The Mossos d’Esquadra have searched two houses on an urbanisation of Lloret de Mar, and seized stolen goods worth around 300,000 euros. The group arrested consisted of one person from Lloret de Mar, and four others from Barcelona.

The men have been detained in relation to approximately seventy recent robberies in commercial establishments, workshops, bars and restaurants in the area. In many cases stolen vehicles were used to crash into the premises through windows or security shutters. They also used saws to break locks where possible.

Between the houses searched in Lloret, and two others in Badalona and Barcelona, the Mossos recovered three stolen vehicles, a motorcycle, the chassis of a car, another of a motorcycle, a dozen keys belonging to high class automobiles, television sets, electronic goods, coin, cash registers, money drawers from fruit machines, a safe among many other things.

The police are analysing the seized objects to see if there are matches to unresolved robberies in the area, and they are also searching for moren stole vehicles that have not yet been recovered. They suspect the detained men were the perpetrators of recent crimes in Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Blanes, Vidreres, Santa Coloma de Farners, Gavà, Badalona, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Mollet del Vallès, Montcada i Reixach, Castellarnau y Cerdanyola del Vallès.

According to the Mossos, the gang have executed up to nine robberies in one day.


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