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Violent gang posed as property sellers 

The Civil Guard has made four arrests in Albacete, Córdoba and Málaga after intercepting a violent gang which carried out a series of robberies.

They have described the suspects as “dangerous” and believe they were involved in attacks carried out under the pretence of wanting to make property sales.

In raids on a number of properties, they seized more than 100,000 in counterfeit euros, 5,000 euros in legal tender, weapons, body armour, masks and various other effects used in the robberies.

In September 2015, the gang carried out a gunpoint robbery of a prominent businessman and stole nearly 200,000 euros in cash.

Police said they made contact with people who might be interested in buying a property with cash and arranged a meeting to make the transaction.

However, the victims were beaten and tied up inside their office before the gang made off with the money.