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Vilamoura street robber arrested

Published on 01/04/2019

GNR officers chased and arrested a man who had just robbed a woman in Vilamoura.

The robbery, on Sunday 31st of March, was carried out by a 21-year-old man with a criminal record for drug offences.

The GNR statement reads that, “during a patrol, the GNR witnessed the suspect carrying out a robbery, taking the wallet to a 68-year-old woman on Tivoli Avenue in Vilamoura.”

Officers pursued the robber, eventually intercepting and arresting him and recovering the money and cards he had taken. In his possession he also had an illegal weapon, which also was seized.

The suspect was detained at the GNR station and will be presented in Loulé court.