Robbery gang travelled to other islands to sell haul
The Civil Guard has detained three people on suspicion of committing several robberies with force at homes in the municipality of Tuineje, on the island of Fuerteventura.
Two are aged 21 and the other is 18.
According to the inves-tigation, they entered up to 17 homes after smashing win-dows or forcing open doors and got away with a variety of effects, including computer equipment, tools, cash and jewellery.
The Civil Guard began the investigations at the beginning of the year, as between January 19th and February 28th, it was aware of nine robberies in the interior of houses, then between March 1st and 19th, another four were committed and finally between from April 1st to 24th, several others were targetted, amounting to a total of 17 criminal acts, all carried out with the same modus ope-randi.
The Civil Guard has collaborated with the National Police of the localities of Puerto del Rosario, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife to locate the stolen effects, giving positive results in the first two.
The detainees, once they had committed the robbery, travelled to different locations to proceed with the sale of the stolen goods. Thus, it has been possible to recover two generators, a television, power tools, computer equipment and several pieces of jewellery.
The Civil Guard continues with the investigation, not ruling out “more arrests and the clarification of other similar criminal acts.”