SHOTGUN BANDITS: Armed and dangerous robbers arrested in southern Spain

Guardia Civil
ROBBED: A woman is held at gunpoint by one of the robbers

TWO men have been arrested accused of a string of violent armed robberies.

Guardia Civil started an operation after four petrol stations in Granada had been held up by shotgun-wielding robbers.

They were described as “very dangerous” after they beat several service station employees in the course of their raids.

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To commit the robberies they first stole vehicles by holding up their drivers at knifepoint, before using them in their criminal activities.

On July 21, two robbers struck at a petrol station on the Jucaril de Albolote industrial estate.

The masked robbers held up three shop assistants with a sawn-off shotgun and a pistol, hitting one of them on the head before getting away with €6,500 in a stolen car.

Then on the afternoon of the 26th, three more robberies were committed, by a lone knifeman riding a stolen moped.

He threatened to stab the petrol station attendants before getting away with a total of about €1,250.

Using descriptions given by witnesses police were able to identify one suspect. Police subsequently arrested two men aged 18 and 19 and are searching for a 43-year-old man for questioning.



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