THE Guardia Civil has detained 23 robbers in Spain.
The arrest took place in Ciudad Real, Toledo, Cuenca, Badajoz and Zaragoza in homes inhabited by elderly people.
In a Guardia Civil report, police claim that 23 individuals have been arrested and six more are being investigated.
Police have identified 59 crimes that took place across the five provinces that were connected to the burglars.
Operation Vadaco began when police officers noticed an increase in robberies, violence and thefts in homes around Ciudad Real.
In the scam, women were used to trick the elderly by impersonating members of the Red Cross and offering sexual services through begging.
Meanwhile, the male members of the gang were able to steal different valuables, ranging from jewellery and money to electronics.
Other members kept watch for police whilst the actions were taking place.
Once evidence against the gang was collected, a series of raids took place and numerous stolen items were recovered including jewels, a fake gun, 3,000 euros, four vehicles and electronics.
The majority of these items were returned to their owners.