It was reported on 28th May that the Judicial Police, through the National Counter Terrorism Unit (UNCT) following an investigation by DIAP Lisbon, had arrested a 56 year old man, allegedly the perpetrator of armed robberies at various banks.

The detainee is suspected to be responsible for at least sixteen armed robberies (including two attempted robberies) committed over a period of several years in Lisbon metropolitan area and neighbouring localities. A gun and clothing used in the robberies were found in his possession.

The detainee will be brought before the first court hearing for the application of appropriate enforcement measures pending