Forgot to post this yesterday. The petrol station in Los Gallardos was attacked in the wee hours of Friday morning, hence the smashed plate glass. It seems two young lads made at the windows with a cheap sledgehammer. After the fifth or six pound on the glass, the head came flying off leaving them a bit nonplussed. All they managed to do was star the security glass, they never got in. They thus decided to Continue reading Los Gallardos petrol station robbery
The locker rooms of Huércal Overa F.C. were broken into and vandalised last week, causing damage in excess of €6.000. The clubs locker room in the Campo El Hornillo football field outside the city suffered the night time attack by persons unknown. The break-in was discovered by the cleaners last Monday at 11am when they arrived to prepare the rooms ahead of that evenings game. The third division club has lost most of its equipment, Continue reading Huércal Overa FC broken into
The Junta de Andalucia has denied that El Argar, a bronze age village outside Antas from an ancient civilisation, is being “routinely despoiled” by treasure hunters. Furthermore, the lack of full protection and cultural activities at the areas is the fault of the local authorities, according to a statement from the minister for culture. MP Carmen Crespo (PP) made the accusation recently during a debate on historic protection in the regional parliament. Minister Alfredo Valdivia Continue reading Junta denies robberies at historic sites
A “vicious” gang of thieves who specialised in rapid and violent burglaries in local homes belonging mainly to elderly expats have been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Garrucha today. Material used in the robberies, as well as stolen goods and several luxury vehicles have been seized. The gang was made up of four people, 2 Serbians a Kosovan and a Romanian. They lived and worked out of a flat in Garrucha where they planned Continue reading Vicious gang of thieves who preyed on elderly expats taken down in Garrucha
A 55 year old Frenchman living in San José, Nijar decided to rob a bank. Trouble was, he chose the bank where he has an account. So when he marched in with a sawn off shotgun and shouted money in the sack, or whatever the protocol is in these situations, the cashier gave him an incredulous look before asking “is that you, P.S.?” To which P.S. admitted that yes, it was, lowered his shotgun, claimed Continue reading Chap tries to rob his local bank but quickly gets recognised…. then said it was “all a joke”
Police were called to Zurgena townhall on Easter Thursday after an internal alarm went off, and when they checked the outside of the building, spotted a broken window with a pair of flip flops hanging off the reja. Their suspicions aroused, they got hold of someone with the keys and searched the building. Hunting around, they eventually discovered 45 F.J.C.M.,a local man, hiding flip flop less under a desk in an office. When they searched Continue reading Chap caught red handed breaking into Zurgena townhall
The Guardia Civil have swooped on 11 young men and arrested them for a spate of break ins and robberies across the Garrucha, Vera and Turre regions. The gangs would break into homes, warehouses and cortijos to strip them bare, even down to the copper wiring in the walls. At least 21 crimes have attributed to the gang, who after coming across a stash of air guns and hunting shotguns in one of their early Continue reading 11 armed youths arrested for spate of break-ins across Levante
Half a dozen homes have been robbed over the last few days in Zurgena, and residents are talking about forming their own vigilante groups, according to La Voz. The Guardia Civil have appealed for calm and say they are investigating. The fear is that now the robbers will move elsewhere in the Almanzora and carry out their attacks in other quiet little villages.
Staff at the regional HQ of INFOCA arrived to work this Saturday morning to find that crucial equipment had been stolen overnight. Investigations into all of the recent fires in the province have been set back as the data has now vanished. Emergency equipment was lent by Granada and Jaen units to help Almería continue working until it can be replaced.
2 residents of Vera and one of Garrucha have been nicked by the rozzers after they burgled at least 14 houses used as second homes in the Cuevas and Pulpi areas. The Guardia Civil say they were highly organised and carefully scoped out their targets over a series of days, before picking only the best homes and emptying them in a quickfire nighttime raid once they were sure the home was empty.