Burglars who stole while victims slept caught

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Sleeping burglars caught
Gang arrests and stolen phones and credit cards recovered.

A GROUP of four people have been arrested and two others are under investigation in connection with a series of burglaries.

It’s believed that the same organised gang have been responsible for at least 40 robberies carried out in Torrevieja and the Orihuela Costa whilst their victims were sleeping.

Authorities first suspected the same group was responsible following a series of reported crimes during 2016 when the vast majority of the occurred when the victims were inside their properties; in some cases, the owners came home and caught the burglars in the act.

According to the Guardia Civil in Pilar de la Horadada, those arrested are two Algerians and two Moroccans aged between 25 and 43; those under investigation are a 35-year-old Moroccan and a 44-year-old Spaniard.

It’s believed that the total amount of the goods and cash stolen by this gang is €150,000 made up of mobile phones, tablets, jewellery, computers and cash.  In some of the robberies they even stole cars parked near the property after stealing the keys.  Stolen credit cards were used to make numerous online purchases and many of the newest generation of mobile phones were sold on market stalls.

Apart from those already detained in custody, the police are investigating others that may be involved in this network and are focusing on those that might be receiving the stolen goods.  The Guardia Civil are paying special attention to data contained on an Apple phone device that could lead them to other gang members.

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