The Guardia Civil has arrested two individuals as alleged perpetrators of a robbery with violence and intimidation against a woman in Torre Pacheco (Murcia), according to sources from the Benemérita in a statement.
The operation, called ‘Volani’, began at the end of February, when a woman reported having been the victim of a robbery in the town centre of the municipality.
According to the woman, a vehicle approached her while she was walking along the street and stopped abruptly at her height. The two occupants shouted at her to get into the car, but she refused and started shouting and calling for help.
The two men got out and began to attack her with excessive violence, hitting her on various parts of her body, and even dragged her by the hair to get her into the car.
Apparently, the resistance put up by the victim and her cries for help as a result of the aggression she was suffering caused the assailants to flee the scene at high speed, but not before snatching her handbag.
The first enquiries were made at the scene by members of the Citizen Security Prevention Unit, with the aim of obtaining all possible clues about the perpetrators, but the witnesses focused on helping the victim and the rest of the clues were not very enlightening.
Thus, the civil guards opened the radius of the investigation and linked the discovery of a vehicle in an unguarded car park on the outskirts of the town to the crime. It was a car with similar characteristics to the one used by the perpetrators, whose wheels were practically smashed.
The technical-ocular inspection carried out on the vehicle, among other things, showed that it must have driven up the kerb at full speed towards the car park, which caused serious anomalies in its wheels and prevented its occupants from continuing their journey, leading to the conclusion that they were forced to abandon it.
The investigations carried out allowed the Civil Guards to identify two men, one of them the owner of the vehicle found, on whom the main line of investigation was established.
The Guardia Civil then set up an operation on the suspects, who were located in Cartagena and San Javier, and subsequently arrested as alleged perpetrators of a crime of robbery with violence and intimidation.
The arrested, along with the proceedings, have been placed at the disposal of the Court of Instruction of San Javier.