On 11th September 2014 in the early morning GNR Albufeira arrested two Portuguese citizens aged 35 and 36 years for theft.
Whilst the GNR were on patrol in the area they were alerted by a citizen to an attempted snatching case. Based on details of the suspects that had fled from the scene by vehicle the GNR police took action in order to intercept them. The suspect vehicle was subsequently located being driven in a dangerous manner in various in Albufeira, endangering their safety and other road users.
Eventually the vehicle was stopped and two persons were arrested and one escaped. It was found that one of the suspects had carried out a theft several hours beforehand at a business in Almancil. The stolen goods from that premise were recovered.
The two prisoners are residents of the metropolitan area of Lisbon with a criminal record for crimes of robbery, drug trafficking and rape, among others. They will appear before the Public Prosecution Service of the Department of Investigation and Penal Action Albufeira for remand/reporting conditions.