On 31st March 2014 GNR Albufeira arrested, a citizen aged 27 years, indicted for the crime of theft by carjacking of a passenger car.

The arrest followed a report of a car which had been stolen in Albufeira during which the driver had been assaulted.

Based on the report the GNR subsequently located the vehicle on the outskirts of Albufeira but there was no one inside. However following enquiries by the GNR officers and with a description of the suspect located the culprit in an area of the town about one and a half hours after the crime had occurred. The person was found to be in procession of items stolen from the car and was arrested.

The detainee is to appear before the Judicial District Court of Albufeira for application to be remanded in custody.