THE National Police have arrested seven people who have been linked to a series of robberies in Madrid, Spain, where they used deadly weapons including axes, knives and guns.
As reported by sources close to the investigation, the individuals were part of a criminal gang dedicated to theft, where they reigned a wave of horror on commercial establishments through fear and intimidation.
In the last two months, the group committed at least 14 robberies which were carried out when shops were open to the public, further distressing customers and staff.
After the horrifying thefts took place in districts including Alcalá de Henares, Coslada, San Fernando, Fuenlabrada and Torrejón de Ardoz, as well as in Azuqueca de Henares, the police launched an investigation, finding that all of the robberies were linked to the same criminal gang.
Once enough evidence was collected, officers raided various properties in the early hours of Saturday morning (December 28) where they arrested the seven individuals. Upon a search of the premises, police discovered two guns, an assortment of large knifes, axes, considerable sums of cash and narcotics as well as clothing that was used in the robberies.
As Euro Weekly News understands, all seven men have been remanded in custody where they are due to appear in court early next week. After the arrests were made, the police issued a short statement to confirm the detention of members of the criminal gang and said that the detainees used theft as their “only way of life.”