A GNR Intervention Unit which are being deployed to strengthen Operation Safe Summer in the Algarve arrested in the early hours of 27th June 2014 two Portuguese citizens aged 18 and 25 years for robbery.
The GNR were on patrol in Vilamoura, and at 01h15, they noticed two persons in a parking lot of a restaurant threatening persons with a knife in the act of stealing items from them. The presence of the GNR caught the two persons, who are residents of Quarteira, by surprise and whilst trying to escape they were arrested.
One of the arrested persons has a record for robbery and drug trafficking. The stolen items were returned to the victims.
The persons have appeared before the Judicial District Court of Loule. The elder was placed on probation pending trial and the younger under house arrest.