The Civil Guard have arrested three people for committing several robberies with force on a housing urbanisation in Campoamor during December 2018.
Following denuncias placed by residents agents from Torrevieja and Pilar de la Horadada “intensified their prevention and surveillance services” on the estate, one of the most inhabited of the Oriolan coast.
Their efforts “quickly paid off,” according to a spokesman from the Civil Guard as one of the alleged perpetrators was detained on 13 December 2018. Thanks to this first arrest and, the continuing efforts of the investigator two further suspects were arrested and taken into police custody.
The three alleged thieves accessed the different homes at night and fled the area along an adjoining beach.
The goods that they stole in the robberies were later sold in second-hand stores across the Vega Baja.
The three detainees are a 31-year-old Algerian and two Spaniards, brothers of Algerian origin, 25 and 24 years of age. They are charged with 3 counts of burglary, committed in homes in Orihuela Costa and one of robbery with violence and intimidation.
All three have appeared before the courts, the two brothers detained in custody while the third member of the group was released on charges, and is awaiting trial.