Police shoot robber who ran over two officers

16th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

16 January 2006 , CIEZA — A robber was shot dead by the Guardia Civil after he ran two officers down.

16 January 2006

CIEZA — A robber was shot dead by the Guardia Civil after he ran two officers down.

The shooting happened in the early hours of the morning, when the Guardia Civil patrol in Cieza, near Murcia, was alerted about a robbery in the nearby village of Calasparra.

The robbers had escaped in a car towards another town called la Venta del Olivo.

The robbers ran over two Guardia Civil officers at great speed at a petrol station, leaving them badly bruised and in shock.

Their colleagues fired several shots at the car in which the robbers were travelling. One was killed and two others in the car were injured when it crashed shortly afterwards.

One of the three occupants escaped on foot across a field behind, while the police arrested the other. He was a teenager aged 16.

The police have opened an investigation into the shooting as is normal in cases in which firearms are used by police.

One man was still on the run, but all three are thought to be well-known to police and to come from Torrevieja near Alicante.

In the car, police found a saw and other tools for committing robberies and a large quantity of money.

Two Guardia Civil officers were being treated in hospital for their injuries.

Police said the three robbers stole at least EUR 3,300 in cash from a bar in Calasparra at about 4.30am the same morning.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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