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Police crackdown on south robberies 

Police in the south of Tenerife have arrested seven people for stealing from tourists.

The men, aged be-tween17 and 54, are believed to be responsible for nine robberies at eight different holiday resorts in the San Miguel de Abona and Granadilla districts.

The investigation began in early September when there was a slight upsurge in robberies in the area.

Police discovered two separate groups were at work, unconnected with one ano-ther.

The first one homed in on properties along a poorly lit coastal road in Los Abrigos where balconies are low and at some times, doors of rooms were left open. They also forced open the bars and cafeterias of hotels and holiday complexes at night.

The second investigation concluded with the arrest of two men aged 45 and 23 who broke into tourist bedrooms, stealing mainly money and electronic objects such as mobiles and laptops.

“Security cameras, different eyewitness accounts of the events, as well as the collection of reports of Civil Guard service patrols have been very useful for both investigations,” said a police spokesman.