Romanian gangs who preyed on expats arrested
8 March 2006, ALICANTE — The Civil Guard have arrested 30 people from two Romanian gangs for a string of up to 50 burglaries and robberies.
8 March 2006
ALICANTE — The Civil Guard have arrested 30 people from two Romanian gangs for a string of up to 50 burglaries and robberies.
The arrests took place in Torrevieja near Alicante.
Those arrested formed part of two distinct gangs which sometimes worked together preying on supposedly wealthy expats or Spaniards.
Police said they sometimes employed ruthless violence on their victims, using gas to knock them out.
The crimes were said to have to have extended along Spain's eastern coast and to Madrid.
They would also use dust bombs to stop police from catching them if they were involved in a car chase.
Police drivers would have to stop until the dust settled.
Fifty Civil Guard were involved in the operation.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news