Hotel room thief sentenced to jail

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Cala Vinyes: Items and money were stolen from hotels rooms.

A MAN who confessed to stealing from hotel rooms in Cala Vinyes and Peguera during the months of June and July of 2015 has been sentenced to jail.

After confessing to the crimes on March 17, he was sentenced to three and a half years by a Palma criminal court.  The man is from Algeria and may be able to replace the sentence with a five-year expulsion from the territory.  He will also have to compensate victims by paying €2,020 for objects and money stolen.  Another man of Spanish nationality charged with receiving stolen goods was given a sentence of nine months in prison.

Last summer, the Guardia arrested these two individuals suspected of at least a dozen burglaries of hotel rooms in Calvia.  The stolen items were then sold on the black market. The detainees were part of an organised gang specialising in burgling hotels and selling drugs.

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