INVESTIGATIONS by the Guardia Civil are looking into whether the latest attempted robbery of a cash point machine is being carried out by the same gang of criminals.
The latest failed attempt happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in a branch of the BBVA in Rojales located in the central Plaza de España. The robbers managed to get into the interior lobby of the bank by forcing the main front door, but they were prevented from carrying out their main aim of breaking into the ATM when the alarm was activated which caused them to flee from the scene.
Officers from the Guardia Civil were able to extract enough evidence in the form of footprints and fingerprints to establish how many people were involved in the attempted robbery, and to see if they are the same perpetrators of a string of similar crimes in the Alicante province.
The branch of the BBVA was open as normal on Monday morning.