NATIONAL POLICE in Alicante have dismantled a gang that blew open a number of ATMs in the province with explosives.
A court in Elche ordered three of the five people detained in the operation to go to prison following an operation conducted by National Police based in Santa Pola and El Altet. The gang committed a series of robberies in Elche, Alicante and Rojales over the summer that netted them around €10,000 and specialised in blowing apart the cashpoint. They are also suspected in being involved in three more attacks that are still under investigation. The two gang members released on bail after giving evidence at police stations were women accomplices.
The arrests were made after the latest attack on a bank branch in Elche where on this occasion they got away without any cash. In addition to the robberies, the gang have also been linked to alleged drug trafficking, although no formal charges have been made.