The Metropolitan Command of Lisbon of the PSP, through the Police Division of Amadora, in Coordination with the Judicial Police – Lisbon and Vale do Tejo Board, within the scope of their crime prevention and enforcement activities, has executed eight search warrants of houses in the area of Amadora.

The police operation was the culmination of an investigation of several crimes of robbery on public roads using physical force and blank weapons, as well as against rail passengers particularly those using the Sintra line.

The detainees are suspected of dozens of robberies, stealing large sums of money as well as high value electronic devices.

The police operation obtained the following results:

  • 6 Citizens detained, caught in the act of robbery;
  • 1 Citizen held for resistance and coercion against an official;
  • 3 Citizens held for related crime

In addition to the intercepted citizens, it was possible to seize a diverse range of stolen property which will be returned to their rightful owners.

The detainees were present at the Court of Amadora, for first judicial interrogation with an application a 5 to be placed under Preventive Detention  and a term of Identity and Residence (IRR) to the others.