Suspect behind €1m armed robbery on trial

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THE trial against a man accused of participating in the €1 million armed robbery of an Alicante businessman starts today (Thursday) and if convicted he faces fours year in prison. His alleged accomplices were tried more than a year ago, but the alleged kingpin of the hit had escaped to Argentina shortly after the robbery.

According to the prosecution, the man used part of the loot to purchase a house in Mar del Plata (Argentina), but was arrested and eventually extradited to Spain to face trial.

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The robbery took place in December 2009 in the Alicante neighbourhood of San Gabriel when the robbers held up the owner of a shoe import business at gunpoint as he was about to deposit €947,000 in a bank.

When the other accomplices were convicted, only €300,000 was recovered.

 

 


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