On 14th March the Center for Criminal Investigation of GNR Tavira, apprehended a 17 year old youth in connection with the theft of mopeds and bicycles in the municipality of Castro Marim.

The GNR commenced the investigation in February after reports of the theft of a mopeds in Castro Marim. When confronted by the GNR he admitted the theft and the involvement of other young persons.

A warehouse was subsequently located in the parish of Azinhal where two stolen velocipedes, a moped and bicycles were discovered.

It is suspected that the youth maybe involved in five other cases in the last month in that county, together with four other youths, all under 16.