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Georgian burglar ring busted in Spain

by | Jun 19, 2012

Police recovered electronics and jewellery in the bust. (Photo: Spanish police.)

TBILISI, DFWatch – Spanish police have busted a ring of suspected Georgian burglars.

The website Crime Scene Spain reports that police suspect the ring of having broken into homes and stolen valuables.

Among sixteen people arrested, four were women. One was from Ukraine. The police swoop took place in Alcoy and Alicante. Police recovered a large number of electronic goods, jewelry and tools used to break into the private properties.

“They have been linked to at least 13 robberies at properties in Elche, Alcoy, Crevillente, Concertaina and Alcira (Valencia),” Crime Scene Spain writes. The website also notes that among those arrested are suspected burglars, accomplices and people who purchased the stolen goods.

“The investigation was launched at the end of last year after three Georgian nationals were caught red-handed trying to break into a property in the Campoamor area,” the website writes.

The names of those arrested is not yet known, but their age range between 22 and 41 years.

Georgia has made no official comments yet. The press office of the Interior Ministry says it will only make comment after receiving official statement from Spain.

Georgia’s consulate in Spain is informed. Archil Sokhadze, Georgia’s Consul in Spain told Maestro TV that teh consulate is informed about the incident, but have received no official information.

“As soon as we receive official message from appropriate body we will inform Georgia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, which then will release official information.”



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