NATIONAL police have arrested four people in Antequera, two men and two women, allegedly responsible for five robberies of high-pressure washing machines at petrol stations in Malaga and Antequera.
Investigations began following two robberies of machines in Casabermeja and Villanueva del Rosario petrol stations where the locked money tray had been forced open and the contents removed. Officers were aware of three similar robberies that had been committed at three other stations in the northern part of the capital of Malaga.
Police were lead to believe that four young people were behind the robberies. The group were said to be travelling by car and pulling into the station as if to use the car wash.
One of the women would get out and keep lookout whilst the other would begin to clean the car, whilst they were creating this distraction the two men would force open the collection box with a lever and collect the money then the group would move on to the next station.
It is reported they managed up to a total of five robberies in barely three hours, between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26.
Two men aged 20 and 21 years and two women of 23 and 26 – residents of the Granada town of Láchar were identified as the alleged perpetrators and swiftly arrested.