5 Nov, 2020 @ 08:45
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Family burglary gang racked up treasure trove of items pinched from holiday homes across Spain’s Costa Blanca

Family Burglary Gang Racked Up Treasure Trove Of Items Pinched From Holiday Homes Across Spain S Costa Blanca

A HOME robbery gang made up of four people from the same family stole stole items worth almost €1 million from Marina Alta area homes on the Costa Blanca.

Some of their illegal hoard was discovered to have been parcelled up to be despatched to Mali in West Africa.

The crew have been charged with 95 crimes.

They were based in Ribaroja in Valencia Province, and travelled down to the northern Costa Blanca to target holiday homes.

The Guardia Civil said they recovered a treasure trove of goods worth €947,000 taken from properties in Moraira, Benissa, Calpe, Benitatxell, Denia, and Javea.

Investigations started in June after a spate of break-ins with the thieves operating in the day and night.

A host of items that could be sold off were stolen as well as bank cards that were used until the account holders cancelled them.

A 27-year-old Spaniard and a 25-year-old woman were said to be the ringleaders.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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