GUARDIA CIVIL in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca have arrested three people for allegedly burgling a string of homes in the Vega Baja.
Police have attributed 12 break-ins to the two Albanians and one Spaniard as well as four offences of using false number plates, one of illegal spossesion of a firearm and of being members of a criminal group.
Guardia Civil put an operation into place when they detected a considerable increase in butglaries over the past few months in Rojales, Benijofar and Algorfa.
The agents began an investigation that pointed to a single group being responsible.
They apparently used a large car and frequently changed its number plates.
Officers say the alleged perpetrators met in a garage in Orihuela Costa where they hid the car and changed their clothes to commit the various thefts, always in the afternoon and evening and using dark clothes and elements of disguise and concealment.
In addition, they communicated with each other with ‘walkie-talkies’ and allegedly committed several thefts in a single night. The stolen effects were mainly jewellery and money, but also computer equipment such as laptops and mobile phones.
Once the three suspects were identified and located, made three arrests and searched two homes in Torrevieja and a home and a community garage in Orihuela Costa. Officers found many items that had been reported stolen in various burglaries.
They also found a car, inside which was a loaded 9 mm calibre pistol. Two of the detainees have been remanded in custody.