ARRESTED FOR STEALING 300 RAILWAY SLEEPERS
Kevin Reardon / 2012-08-15 15:42:55
The Civil Guard raided a farmhouse last week, where a man had stored over 300 stolen railway sleepers valued at 4852 euros. The theft took place from railway lines running around the town of Santa Fe de Mondújar. The offender was identified as FMMG, 55 years of age and a resident of Viator
Railway sleepers have been disappearing from the area for some time. The Guardia Civil have been aware of the problem for some time. As well as gathering information, they have been carrying out regular visual inspections of the railway Linares Baeza-Almeria, in the Rambla de Gérgal, as well as searching a number of remote outlying buildings.
All of this has ultimately led to the identification and arrest the offender aas well as the recovery of the stolen sleepers valued by ADIF at 4851.92 euros.
The information gathered by agents led them to a farm located about two kilometers from the town where they found a warehouse in which the back there were a large number of concrete sleepers, with the the same characteristics of those stolen. There was a mound of concrete debris which had been broken into small pieces, allowing the perpetrator to extract the metal content inside.
The Civil Guard officers focused their efforts in locating the owner of the property, who they identified as FMMG. He was then arrested on suspicion of a crime of theft.
The prosecution initiated by the Civil Guard, will be carried out in the Magistrate's Court No. 1 of Almeria.