| Two of the detainees have entered prison | The alleged authorship of seven crimes of robbery with force in houses and shops are attributed to them; and three crimes of robbery with violence and intimidation The church of Santa María Magdalena was one of the assaulted establishments Numerous pieces of jewelry have been recovered and returned to their rightful owners. The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, within the framework of the 'Bijou' operation, has detained five experienced criminals as alleged perpetrators of at least a dozen crimes of robbery with force in homes and shops (7) and theft with violence (3) committed in the municipality of Ceutí. The investigation began last June, when the Civil Guard became aware of a series of robberies in various homes and shops in the municipality of Ceutí. The investigations carried out by the investigators revealed that the robberies were committed by means of escalo and that the stolen objects were mainly jewels. The Civil Guard learned that one of the suspects, after entering a cafeteria located next to the Santa María Magdalena church, entered the chapel.
When activated to the burglar alarm, he gave up and fled the scene. As a result of the investigation carried out, the Benemérita has located and arrested two Spanish and neighboring people, Archena and Ceutí, who are allegedly responsible for seven crimes of robbery with force.
One of the arrested has entered prison. Some of the stolen jewels were located and recovered in a gold buying and selling establishment in Las Torres de Cotillas. Parallel to this investigation, the Civil Guard was on the trail of other individuals who had violently assaulted several residents of the municipality, which had generated a certain social alarm. Several of the robberies were perpetrated by two individuals who approached their victims on the public highway to snatch their belongings, another of the cleared robberies was committed by means of a tug, when the victim was assaulted by a young man who pulled at the cord of gold around his neck, which caused various injuries. The evidence obtained has allowed the identification and arrest of three people as alleged perpetrators of three crimes of robbery with violence and intimidation.
One of the arrested has entered prison. The 'Bijou' operation has culminated in the arrest of five Spanish people, aged between 20 and 50, who are residents of Ceutí and Archena and with a large criminal history_ for the alleged authorship of seven crimes of robbery with force in homes and businesses and three crimes of robbery with violence and intimidation.
Two of those arrested have entered prison. In addition, the Civil Guard has recovered various jewels that, once recognized by their rightful owners, have been returned to them. Those arrested, the effects recovered and the proceedings investigated have been made available to the Investigating Court of Molina de Segura.
Source: Ministerio del Interior