The Civil Guard dismantles a criminal group specialized in robberies in public buildings, schools and pharmacies

More than 150 robberies have been clarified with force in 13 provinces

8 people have been arrested and 2 investigated

The Civil Guard within the framework of the ZigZag operation, has dismantled a criminal group dedicated to theft in town halls, schools, pharmacies, sports centers and municipal buildings. 8 people have been arrested and 2 more investigated. The group was based in the province of Castellón from where it operated. More than 150 robberies have been clarified in 13 provinces (Teruel, Asturias, Huesca, Zaragoza, Guadalajara, Cuenca, Castellón, León, Valencia, Ciudad Real, Albacete, Burgos and Alicante).

As a result of the investigations carried out by the Civil Guard, the components of this criminal group were arrested when they were preparing to carry out a new robbery in the towns of Visiedo and Argente.

Following the arrests, several searches have been made in the homes of the city of Castellón, in which numerous objects from the different thefts committed have been found.
The stolen merchandise was put up for sale, both in the illegal market and through instant messaging, or even through pages of purchase / sale of effects, existing components of the band dedicated exclusively to it.
They had mainly two routes established to commit crimes, one by provinces of the interior and another by the Mediterranean, for their displacements they used secondary roads little traveled and at night.
To commit the robberies, they hid the vehicle approximately 2 km from the target they accessed on foot and forced the doors and windows. To make identification difficult for the researchers, they acted with hats, gloves and balaclavas.
The operation has been carried out by agents of the Teruel Command and coordinated by the Court of Instruction No. 1 of Teruel.


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