The National Police has two men and a woman arrested in Marbella as allegedly responsible for numerous thefts and scams, taking advantage of carelessness of their victims to steal their belongings inside local restaurants, supermarkets or shopping centers.
On some occasion they used, immediately after the abduction, the bank cards of their victims at ATMs close to the place, as reported by the Malaga Provincial Police Station.
To date they are charged 14 crimes of theft and two of fraud. Finally, on November 2, the agents proceeded to locate and arrest the alleged perpetrators in Marbella, as they have specified in a statement.
This investigation, carried out by agents of the Local Police Station of Marbella, began with knowledge of numerous thefts, produced inadvertently, inside establishments in the town.
The investigations made it possible to identify three people, two men and a woman, who allegedly took the belongings of their victims inadvertently. They acted in local restaurants, shopping centers and supermarkets Marbella, as well as in nearby cities such as Mijas, Fuengirola or Estepona.
To hide their faces and physical characteristics, and thus make it difficult to identify, they wore hats, hats, sunglasses and other accessories.
The modus operandi used is basic and simple. While one of the men stood between the victim and her belongings, thereby blocking the field of vision, the woman stole belongings or bags, leaning on the backs of the chairs; as well as effects of the interior of shopping or baby carts.