The National Police have arrested a 32-year-old man in Estepona after allegedly committing more than twenty robberies inside vehicles in the towns of Estepona, Marbella and Casares. In the registration of his home, the investigators have intervened effects from robberies, among them twenty top brand sunglasses, more than ten telephones, four electronic devices –tablets-, laptops, high-end watches, different clothing items, a movie projector and golf clubs.
The investigation begins when the agents of the Estepona Local Police Station detect a significant increase in thefts inside vehicles in recent weeks. The first steps pointed to a series of thefts that presented a link, after the theft of personal effects from cars, including bank cards, they would have been immediately used at various service stations.
Finally, the agents they managed to identify the author of the robberies, an old acquaintance of the investigators and with a background for similar events.
For his criminal practice, he used a motorcycle as a means of transportation that was seized on the same day of his arrest, on October 18. In its interior a series of effects were intervened that turned out to come from thefts inside vehicles.
Objects with a value greater than 60,000 euros
Continuing with the investigations, authorization was requested from the competent judicial authority, for the timely entry and registration at the residence of the detainee. In the home, the agents found a high number of effects from the thefts, among which are about twenty top brand sunglasses, more than ten mobile phones, four electronic devices, laptops, high-end watches, clothing clothing, footwear, sneakers, purses, handbags, a movie projector, bags and golf clubs, effects whose market value would exceed 60,000 euros. Some of these objects have already been identified and returned to their rightful owners, clarifying a score of complaints.
The person under investigation has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the crimes of robbery with force and the crime of theft inside a vehicle.
At this time, the procedures are continuing, not ruling out that there are more injured parties.