Four women arrested stealing over 1,000 euros of alcohol from supermarkets
The National Police have arrested four women in Gran Canaria who are accused of stealing alcoholic beverages from supermarkets on the island, valued at 1,200 euros. The women operated in a coordinated manner to carry out surveillance on the target store, disable the alarm systems or tags on expensive bottles, then hide them in bags or clothing before another caused a distraction and they left the store.
According to an official police report from the Higher Police Headquarters of the Canary Islands, in a four day period the group stole drinks worth over 1,200 euros using these methods.
Three of the women had been arrested previously for robberies between November 28th and December 29th of last year, using similar methods and in some cases, violence. According to the report, the women are aged between 30 and 43 years old and have numerous police records for the crimes of theft and illicit association.
On this occasion, the robberies were brought to the attention of the police on March 10th, when the National Police received a complaint from the director of a supermarket chain, who reported numerous similar thefts committed in different shops in the same municipality, of alcohol to the value of more than 1,000 euros.
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The detainees were placed at the disposal of the competent judicial authority in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, who imposed a restraining order for all of them on the affected supermarkets.