The Civil Guard detains 4 people for committing careless thefts of elderly people inside their homes

They are charged with the crimes of belonging to a criminal organization, theft inside the home and fraud. In addition, two of them are also charged with a crime against road safety for driving without ever having obtained permission to do so.

The Civil Guard, within the framework of the AZERBAGLASS operation, has detained in Alicante the members of a criminal group, made up of three women and one man, dedicated to committing thefts inside the homes of older people while they distracted them with different pretexts .

They are charged with the crimes of belonging to a criminal organization, theft inside the home and fraud. In addition, two of them are also charged with a crime against road safety for driving without ever having obtained permission to do so.

The investigation began on July 27 after receiving a complaint at the Novelda Post from the son of some octogenarian people, residing in the Alicante town of Monforte del Cid, from whom jewelry had been stolen from their home. Two unknown women had entered it, posing as Red Cross workers and requesting a glass of water.

Soon after, other similar complaints were received, both in terms of the modus operandi and the characteristics of their victims, committed in the Alicante towns of Monforte del Cid and Novelda.

For this reason, the agents began the investigation and discovered that the radius of action of the authors not only ran in the localities adjacent to the municipality of Novelda, but also extended to Torrevieja and even to the Region of Murcia.

In one of the performances of this band in Torrevieja, in addition to jewels and valuables, the band stole a credit card, from which they withdrew 500 euros at a nearby ATM.

During the development of the operation, it was discovered that it was an organized network made up of four people: a 25-year-old man, in charge of driving the escape from the homes of the victims, and three women, aged between 23 and 43 years old, who made the entries in the homes, all of them of Spanish nationality. Thanks to the collaboration of the Local Police of Monforte del Cid, the full identification of all of them was achieved.

Once the alleged perpetrators had been identified, a device was started to locate them. Finally, on February 25, the agents traveled to the town of Orihuela to arrest three of the members. Days later, specifically on March 3, the fourth member was arrested in the town of Novelda.

The Civil Guard continues with the efforts to recover the stolen effects.

The detainees have been placed at the disposal of the Court of First Instance and Instruction number 3 of those of Novelda.

The operation has been carried out by agents belonging to the Novelda Post Investigation Area, who have counted on the collaboration of the Monforte del Cid Local Police to identify those now detained.

For more information you can contact the Peripheral Communication Office of the Civil Guard of Alicante, at 680.416.220.

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