Gang who targeted 60 luxury villas arrested

16th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

16 May 2006, MADRID — Police have arrested 18 members of a "highly dangerous" Kosovo-Albanian gang who robbed more than 60 villas in different parts of Spain.

16 May 2006

MADRID — Police have arrested 18 members of a "highly dangerous" Kosovo-Albanian gang who robbed more than 60 villas in different parts of Spain.

The specialised gang struck in Cádiz, Valencia, Alicante and Castellón.

The gang was made up of a series of cells, comprising between three and six people, based in Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga and Granada.

Police named the head of the gang as Gabriel W, who was said to have supervised each cell separately.

They carried out 67 violent robberies on villas across Spain, stealing high-value jewellery and cars.

In the majority of the raids, the terrified householders were inside at the time.

Gang members were specialists in high-speed getaways, breaking and entering and rendering alarms useless.

They would carefully study each house before carrying out the raid, making sure they knew where the alarms were, how to get away and if there were security guards.

If the householders tried to fight back, they would use extreme violence to subdue them.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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