On the 9th July the Judicial Police, through the Directorate of Lisbon and Tagus Valley, reported that they had identified and arrested two men, 30 and 22 years old, indicted for committing a number of robberies at gunpoint.

The police investigation stems from last year and found that the detainees, along with others who have yet to be identified, carried out between November 2014 and March this year robberies at about thirty premises, including fuel filling stations, pharmacies and restaurants, in the municipalities of Sintra, Cascais, Oeiras and Vila Franca de Xira.

The group wore hoods and had a strongly violent and intimidating profile, using firearms, especially shotguns and pistols, to conducting the robberies, in one case hitting a victim with two shots. The Judicial Police seized since some of the firearms used in robberies and are continuing investigations to identify and arrest the remaining culprits. 

The detainees have been presented for the first judicial interrogation.