Two men arrested for armed robbery in south of Gran Canaria

2020/07/24 20:04:18 Written by Canarian Weekly Gran Canaria

National Police officers have arrested two men San Bartolomé de Tirajana, aged 26 and 49 years old, of Romanian and Bulgarian nationality, for armed robbery in the south of Gran Canaria earlier this month.

They entered the home of a local businessman at dawn, where they stole 123,000 euros in cash, foreign currency, jewellery and watches worth 30,000 euros. Searches have been carried out in two buildings in Maspalomas, where several of the stolen effects were recovered, along with tools that were used to commit this type of crime, and fake ID's for the National Police, Guardia Civil, and security guard credentials.

The men admitted that they had been watching the man and his home, which allowed them to know his habits and where the blind spots were on his security cameras, that covered both the exterior and the rooms of the house.

Following a police investigation, the first of the men was identified at Gran Canaria airport trying to leave the island on a flight to London. In the security search at the airport, foreign currency was seized, in both legal tender and collector's notes, plus more than 7,500 euros in cash.

The second man was located and arrested at his home in Maspalomas.

Both are now at the disposal of the competent Judicial Authority awaiting trial.