TWO knife-wielding brothers and a woman have been arrested accused of 14 violent robberies as they oversaw a reign of terror.
Police say “great social alarm” was caused as the trio embarked on a crime spree that left many of its victims terrified due to the levels of violence and intimidation used.
The three accused are said to have ranged across Mojacar and as far afield as the Vega Baja, Murcia City, Molina de Segura as they carried out their criminal activities.
Police say that not only did they carry knives to intimidate their victims, but they did not hesitate to attack innocent members of the public with the sole purpose of obtaining what they wanted, namely money, mobile phones and the theft of their vehicles.
The investigation began in mid-July after police received a number of complaints.
The first was from an international transport company that had €12,000 worth of diesel stolen.
Police allege that the trio then embarked on a journey of violent and intimidating robberies throughout the province and surrounding regions.
They allegedly stole a total of three cars in order to move quickly away from the crime scenes and to find new victims.
In one case a victim was ordered to kneel down after being knifed in the neck, while in others the victims were dragged violently by the aggressors and thrown to the ground for the sole purpose of stealing their vehicles.
With the help of witnesses police were able to identify the three suspects. The two men – aged 27 and 39 – were tracked down to their mother’s house in Los Conejos de Molina de Segura residential development.
Police are continuing their investigations.