| They were surprised when they were going to sell industrial machinery | They are attributed the presumed authorship of robbery with force So far the investigation has clarified three criminal acts The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, within the framework of the operation 'Acero', developed to clarify the theft of machinery in Lorquí, has arrested two residents of Ceutí in flagrant while they tried to sell the stolen objects. The proceedings began at the beginning of the month, when within the open operation to clarify several thefts of industrial machinery in an industrial estate of Lorquí, the Civil Guard obtained valuable evidence about one of the criminal acts. The modus operandi detected in the exhaustive technical-ocular inspections carried out in the buildings where the robberies were committed allowed the Benemérita to verify that they were robberies committed using force to access the interior of the premises or industrial warehouse. Once inside, the perpetrators of the robberies operated on their target, mainly industrial machinery, which was later illegally marketed. In addition to the investigations carried out at the scene of the events, in parallel, the investigators deployed a device in order to detect the sale of the stolen machinery. This device paid off shortly thereafter, when the Civil Guards located part of the stolen material in the Las Torres de Cotillas machinery trade, which was seized and brought to justice. With the operation already open, the commission detected a new theft in a company.
After the commission of this fact, in addition to the technical-visual inspection to obtain all possible indications, the Civil Guard mobilized a wide device to locate the perpetrators of the theft, which bore fruit shortly after. That same day, in the sale of Las Torres de Cotillas, the Civil Guard located the two alleged perpetrators of the robbery, who were caught selling the stolen objects, for which they were arrested. The civil guards continued with the investigation, with the aim of recovering all the stolen machinery, which has finally been located and seized in a metal recovery company in the municipality of Santomera. Among the material stolen and now recovered there were several tanks, vats and dispensers, conveyor belt machinery, hoppers, container closers, a fortnight of carts, a tap and a basket, among other industrial material, which, after being made available judicial, has been returned to its rightful owner. So far, the Civil Guard has clarified three criminal acts, not ruling out the involvement of more people and the commission of more criminal acts by those now arrested. The Spanish detainees, aged 43 and 51, residents of Ceutí and with a history of similar crimes, the effects recovered and the proceedings carried out have been made available to the Investigating Court of Molina de Segura (Murcia).
Source: Ministerio del Interior