A GANG accused of more than 30 crimes that largely targeted tourists has been broken up by police in Alicante.
Officers say that the seven people arrested broke into homes and foreign-plated or rental cars in their search for high-value items across Alicante province and Murcia, which they then sent abroad to be disposed of.
Police say they are responsible for crimes in Callosa del Segura, La Nucía, Denia, Xàbia in Alicante and in Ceutí, los Alcázares, Alguazas, Librilla and Mula in Murcia.
Police reported the gang would cruise round a chosen area in three vehicles looking for properties or individuals to target, using violence to steal what they wanted if necessary.
In searches of four properties police seized large amounts of stolen goods, including jewellery, cash, electronic devices and designer clothes, many of which have now been returned to their owners.