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14 arrested for house burglaries - Benidorm Local news

18th March 2021, Benidorm Local News - Police arrest 14 people from a group of burglars who used violence when they were discovered.

The National Police have dismantled an organized gang dedicated to house thefts with the arrest of 14 people, seven of them in Alicante, three in Benidorm, three in Valencia and one in Torremolinos (Malaga). 

The detainees, seven of whom have been re-arrested, have been charged with 23 burglaries with force and some with violence at homes in the provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Malaga. 

  

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The investigation was been carried out by the Specialized Crime Group of the Provincial Judicial Police Brigade of Alicante and was also attended by agents of the Higher Police Headquarters in Valencia and the police stations of Marbella, Estepona and Torremolinos.

The investigations began after reports of two robberies in the same street in Alicante. Investigators tracked down a suspect and found that he was not acting alone and was part of a criminal group dedicated to home burglaries.

During the investigation, police detected that thieves were moving through different municipalities in the provinces of Alicante, Malaga and Valencia, where they stormed homes to seize jewellery, watches, money and any other objects of value.

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According to the allegations, the gang did not hesitate to use violence if they were discovered by the homes inhabitants and some were violently assaulted.

The Police have made all 14 arrests in different phases and have carried out six house searches in Alicante, Valencia, Alginet (Valencia) and Torremolinos. Researchers have intervened a lot of jewellery, watches, handbags, luxury brand accessories and cash, as well as tools and tools used to execute home burglaries.

So far the police have clarified 23 robberies committed by the gang. Seven were committed in Alicante, five in El Campello, two in Dénia, two in Oliva, five in Marbella and two in Torremolinos.

Those arrested, between the age of 29 and 56 and Algerian nationality, have been charged with offences of burglary with force, robbery with violence and intimidation, documentary falsehood and membership of criminal organization.

Please note this news article has been translated from Spanish to English, some details may be slightly lost in this translation, read the original story in Spanish at DiarioInformation

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