Robbers who targeted tourists arrested
12 July 2004, LAS PALMAS, GRAN CANARIA — Two Spaniards were arrested Monday for a series of at least 50 robberies on tourists, police said.
12 July 2004
LAS PALMAS, GRAN CANARIA — Two Spaniards were arrested Monday for a series of at least 50 robberies on tourists, police said.
The two men, aged 34, and 32, were arrested in Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands.
The suspects are suspected of having carried out the robberies in tourist complexes on the island, stealing thousands of euros in cash, jewellery, mobile phones, sunglasses and other personal belongings from holidaying tourists.
The men, who have not been named, allegedly carried out at least 50 robberies since the beginning of this year, principally in flats, houses and hotels in the towns of Teguise and Yaiza.
The two suspects are from Caceres and Seville on the Spanish mainland.
Police mounted an operation to detain the men who were finally arrested in Arrecife, the capital of the island.
As police tried to arrest one of the men, he tried to hide, but was discovered by officers.
Police said they were trying to recover some of the stolen items but believe they were probably sold on immediately after the robberies.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news