A GANG of modern-day highwaymen who carried out a string of violent robberies on Spanish motorways have been arrested in Alicante.
The five Romanians used service stations along the AP-7 to target at least 17 victims in Murcia, Alicante and Castellon.
A Guardia Civil spokesman said the group, who used several rental vehicles to carry out the thefts, singled out vulnerable tourists and families.
“They did not hesitate to use physical force to get away from their victims when they had taken their property,” he added.
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