The District Police Command Public Security Faro reports that during the weekend (10th and 11th May) that the Police Division Faro arrested two citizens; one male of foreign national aged 21 years old and other of Portuguese nationality, aged 18 , both residing in Quarteira and identified a third person aged 25 residing in Faro.
The two arrested persons were apprehended minutes after they committed a robbery on a group of students who had just left the academic week and had moved to their homes.
The detainees had in their possession items stolen from the students as well as others from various robberies carried out during the same night and the night before. This included four mobile phones, a watch, some pieces of clothing valued about €100 each, cash and a weapon that was used to threaten and attack the victims.
The suspects approach victims requesting a cigarette which then turned into a demand for money and then violence, including threats and attacks with a weapon.
The two detainees will be attending the judicial authority for the first judicial interrogation and application to be held in remand.