The Civil Guard has arrested three individuals – two men and a woman, residents of the Murcian district of Torreagüera – as alleged perpetrators of the crimes of robbery with violence and intimidation with a firearm, illegal detention and theft of a motor vehicle, according to sources from the Benemérita in a statement.
The arrests have taken place in the framework of the operation ‘Purpurino’, aimed at clarifying a robbery with violence committed last February in a home in Los Alcazares (Murcia).
During the robbery, three hooded individuals carrying a short firearm violently entered the house and beat the residents to steal jewellery, money, computers and other valuables.
The victims told how they were beaten and bound with adhesive tape, covering their mouths so that they could not call for help, until one of them was able to free herself and alert her neighbours, who alerted them to the incident.
The health services on the scene attended to them and transferred one of the women to the Los Arcos de San Javier hospital, where she was hospitalised due to the injuries caused by the blows.
From that moment on, Judicial Police specialists gathered information from the crime scene and from witnesses, while searching for video surveillance cameras that could show the arrival of the suspects at the home.
After analysing more than 450 number plates of the vehicles that entered and left the street at that time, the investigators located a car, owned by a car rental company in Corvera, a district of Murcia, whose theft had been reported the day before.
This information, together with the expert reports provided by the crime laboratory, led to the identification of the suspects.
Recently, the Guardia Civil has culminated the operation ‘Purpurino’ with the location and arrest of three people and the recovery of the stolen car, in which a balaclava and the mobile phone of one of the victims were found.
The detainees, two of Spanish nationality and one Bolivian, along with the proceedings were placed at the disposal of the investigating court number 5 of San Javier, whose head has ordered the imprisonment of the three detainees.