On November 22, in the districts of Lisbon and Setúbal, a series of investigations were carried out by the Military of the Criminal Investigation Center of Faro in the context of an investigation by the DIAP of Faro, which resulted in the arrest of three men and the seizure EUR 9 000 in cash.

As part of the investigation into qualified theft, six searches were carried out at homes, and 12 vehicles, resulting in the seizure of 9 thousand euros and two cars.

The group, resident in the Lisbon metropolitan area and Setúbal, was active throughout the country, monitoring potential victims inside banking facilities. After that, they carried out high monetary surveys, followed them and carried out the thefts Inside the vehicles of the victims or in places frequented by them.

It should be noted that in the context of the present investigation, five citizens of the same group, aged between 60 and 70, were arrested in October 2014, and several objects and large amounts of money have been apprehended in connection with the criminal activity

The detainees, aged between 28 and 59, are currently being presented to the Faro Court.

The operation was developed jointly with the Territorial Commands of Setúbal and Lisbon, and also had the support of the District Commands of Setúbal and Lisbon of the Public Security Police.