Widow robbed of EUR30,000 cash and jewellery
27 April 2006, ZARAGOZA — Five armed and masked men burst into a house and stole EUR 30,000 in cash and jewellery from the terrified owner.
27 April 2006
ZARAGOZA — Five armed and masked men burst into a house and stole EUR 30,000 in cash and jewellery from the terrified owner.
The robbers smashed their way into the house at about 6am in Zaragoza in eastern Spain.
The owner, a 50-year-old French widow, was not injured.
The thieves were said to be young men dressed in sportswear.
The same gang then burst into a nearby chalet in which a couple, their two adult children and two pensioners, were living.
Again, they stole cash and jewellery, though the police have not yet disclosed how much it was worth.
The victims suffered light bruises.
The robberies happened in an urbanizasion called 'El Castillo', which is about five kilometres from the airport road at Zaragoza.
This is the third armed robbery in the area in a week.
On Tuesday, masked men, armed with shotguns and a knife, broke into a house nearby.
They stole EUR 9,000 in cash, jewellery and credit cards.
And on Monday, in Matadeperra, near Barcelona, a wealthy mother and her five-year-old son were kidnapped by masked and armed men, only to be released hours later.
The gang stole two luxury Mercedes owned by the family.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news