At 11.15 hrs on 31st March 2014 the PSP Division Loures of the Metropolitan PSP Command Lisbon, arrested in Sacavém, Loures, a man and a woman, aged 48 and 34 years respectively, on suspicion of carrying out more than 30 burglaries and scams mainly in the metropolitan area of Lisbon.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the man approached the victims, preferably the elderly, offering them a box of watches supposed to be of “great value”, in exchange for gold.
They then made use of a cream placed in the hands of the victims, to pull gold rings of the fingers of the victims before fleeing in a vehicle.
Following the arrests, house searches were conducted in the area of Loures and Crato – Portalegre, resulting in the location and seizure of 3 cars, several pieces of gold valued at about € 6.000, 2 mobile phones and other items, suspected to be stolen.
Both detainees who have criminal records, were presented at the Judicial Court of Loures for application to be held in remand pending trial.