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Guardia Civil and Local Police dismantled a boy band Fortuna dedicated to the theft of copper cable (09/02/2011)

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary crime

Have been clarified three offenses, two of them in city facilities

Subtracted the effects were distributed on the illicit market

Guardia Civil and Local Police Fortuna, have developed a research aimed to eradicate the theft of copper wire in Fortuna, which has resulted in the dismantling of a youth gang and arrested its three members, who are charged with three crimes against property.

This service is framed within the "Plan of police response to the theft of copper wiring, the Guardia Civil de Murcia has enabled to detect and eradicate any criminal activity related to the theft of metal wiring.

In the middle of last January, the Civil Guard was aware of the commission of a robbery in Fortuna football field where the use of force, was stolen copper cabling lot of the lighting towers of the municipal agency.

A few days later, in a house located on the outskirts of town, stole the copper wiring using a similar modus operandi, causing severe damage and leaving the facility without power this home.

Last week, the municipal cemetery of Fortuna was also a victim of this illegal activity, subtracting a large amount of copper wire conducts electricity as well as causing serious damage to the facility.

La Guardia Civil and local police launched an investigation Fortuna composed of detailed site investigations and discreet surveillance in areas vulnerable to suffer this type of criminal acts in order to identify those suspected of theft.

The first investigation carried out allowed the investigating officers known as theft investigation after a group was composed of several young men, and succeeded in identifying several of them, then setting up and monitoring devices.

The result of these devices could be fully identify all the members of the boy band, also achieving locate the property used by the suspects and know their modus operandi.

Modus operandi

This youth group was located venue in the town of Fortuna and its suburbs, where their targets carefully fixed to avoid detection.

Then effected the theft of copper wire of various electrical installations using force and causing serious damage to plants, and later moved to a house where they were the bare wire to remove the plastic that surrounds it.

Finally, distributed on the illicit market by obtaining large profits.

As part of the investigational device during the afternoon yesterday stunned the staff members of this band by the peeling process wiring so that, after finding that came from one of the robbery investigation, proceeded to arrest and later brought to justice, also recovering from the effects stolen.


This research has proceeded to the arrest of three members of this band as a juvenile suspected of burglary offense:

- Spanish, 25 years and resident of Fortuna

- Spanish, 22 and Abanilla neighbor.

- Spanish, 21 and Abanilla neighbor.

One detainee has a history of committing criminal acts before.

Effects recovered:

At the time of the practice of the arrests were recovered some stolen copper cabling in the robberies.

Finally, after a thorough analysis of information obtained, the members of this band are charged with three crimes under investigation.

The detainees, effects recovered and instructed the police inquiries have been made available to the Magistrate's Court number four in Cieza (Murcia).

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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