‘Crime gang’ taken down by police in Almeria

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ARRESTED: The eight were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation ©Guardia Civil

EIGHT people have been arrested on suspicion of up to 40 different crimes including theft, fraud and damaging property.

According to reports, Guardia Civil officers first began an investigation in February last year after receiving several complaints of robberies across Almeria Province, including Roquetas de Mar, Adra and Vicar.

Those responsible for the robberies would allegedly mainly take moped and motorcycles along with other objects that could quickly be re-sold on.

Investigators quickly believed that the robberies were done by the same group of people, consisting of eight people of multiple nationalities.

And following months of investigating, eight people who are believed to be part of the criminal organisation have been arrested, including three children.

They have allegedly been linked to crimes dating back to February last year including thefts from houses and on public roads, fraud and vehicle thefts among others.

Following the arrests, officers have been able to recover eight mopeds, 16 helmets, four bicycles, four computers, four televisions, numerous video game consoles, a set of lock picks, various electronic equipment, at least 24 mobile phones, 28 watches, a camera and a set of speakers.

In addition, €560 in cash, 128 grams of hashish and more than a kilo of unknown substances have also been seized.

The investigation remains open and Guardia Civil officers have not ruled out further arrests.

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