FOUR men are being hunted after they stole a safe containing gold and silver valued at €100,000 in a raid on a precious metals business in Spain’s Costa del Sol.
They raiders targeted a central Malaga company specialising in buying and selling coins and ingots.
The robbery took place last Sunday night around ten o’clock. The criminals were only in the building for three minutes, during which time they managed to enter the block, force the lock of the office and take the safe.
“They loaded it into an Audi car and three of them left in the car, while the fourth one walked quietly down the street,” according to one source.
A representative of the business said that although they had more merchandise on the premises because of Christmas, things could have been worse. Their security company had taken away part of their stock for safe storage in a strong room.
“Normally we have almost everything here, but these days we take them somewhere else,” said the company official. He added that they are moving to a former bank branch, where security measures will be greater.
In the raided building – which is largely residential – forensic scientists combed the scene for clues.
On the first floor, where the company’s headquarters are located, the elevator door was damaged, rendering it unusable.
In addition, numerous steps of the staircase leading to the exit were broken due to the weight of the safe.