A WOMAN has been arrested after allegedly leaving her children at school to go on a crime spree.
The Guardia Civil identified the woman after four months of investigations under “Operation Reja 2017,” after becoming convinced a family was behind a spate of robberies in Malaga.
They said two men and a woman belonging to the same family “had been committing these crimes since March,” concentrating in the west of the municipality. All three are now in prison awaiting trial.
Officers claimed the woman would carry out surveillance on the intended houses after leaving her children at school. Apparently she and her two relatives would then use hydraulic jacks to break bars on property windows and gain access. Police believe the family are behind a series of robberies in Fuengirola, Mijas and Benalmadena between March and August.
They explained a fourth person from Ghana was also arrested on suspicion of selling the goods stolen by the family on the black market. He has since been released pending further investigations.
On searching the family’s homes, officers allegedly found a pistol, cash, items stolen from the burgled houses, jewellery and 200 grams of marijuana. Police say they may still uncover more robberies committed by the group and confirmed they have now returned any stolen items found to their rightful owners.
The three face trial for belonging to a crime group, illegal weapons’ possession, crimes against public health and armed robbery.