On 23rd September GNR officers in patrol in Castro Marim identified four citizens aged between 17 and 27 years for robbery.
The GNR were alerted by a resident in Altura – Castro Marim, of a suspicious vehicle with four people inside, who circulating near unoccupied residences. After accessing the situation the GNR managed to intercept the car, which had Spanish registration a few minutes later whilst on the EN 125, near Monte Gordo. Upon searching the vehicle and people inside, two crowbars, gloves, several pieces of gold and 900 euros in cash were discovered.
Following their detention the recovered goods were recognized by the victim of another robbery which had taken place the previous day in Castro Marim. Investigations are being undertaken to determine whether those detained are responsible for other offenses using the same modus operandi that occurred in recent days in the area.