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The Civil Guard dismantled a gang dedicated to the theft and modification of mopeds in Totana (06/08/2015)

So far it has clarified a dozen crimes of theft of vehicles and forgery

During the course of the operation, the Civil Guard has recovered five vehicles stolen and parts of two others

The Civil Guard in the region of Murcia has developed the operation 'PIZZIMOTO' to investigate the theft of a large number of vehicles in Totana, which has resulted in the dismantling of a criminal group composed of five young people that is attributed to when the commission of a dozen crimes.

In addition, during the investigation they have been two records in the garages now arrested, which they have seized five vehicles stolen four motorcycles and a van and remains of pieces of two other vehicles.

The Civil Guard investigation began last May, after detecting the rising theft of mopeds that were stationed in the town of Totana, in order to know the modus operandi, clarify the crimes, recover stolen vehicles and arrest those responsible.

Fruit of the discrete surveillance devices framed in investigating the Civil Guard, was detected two minor circulating a stolen moped carrying forged registration plate and some of their body parts modified, allowing the researchers to identify a suspects.

Shortly after and also the result of the monitoring devices, the policemen spotted the suspects as they drove a stolen van in the town too, but lacked license to drive such vehicles.

The evidence obtained during the investigation allowed to determine that after the theft of mopeds a juvenile criminal group, based in the town, which had initially stolen van in order to use it to steal mopeds parked in the street and move up to two was garages where modified plates and chassis numbers, exchanged parts mopeds, painted them and apply adhesives to prevent them were related to abductions.

In recent days, researchers surprised the remaining suspects moving to one of the garages with a moped with falsified registration plate, allowing to identify all the members of the young band and locate the two garages where they stored and modified both mopeds and other parts and tools.

Shortly after and after obtaining all necessary evidence, the Civil Guard has located and arrested the five men including three minors suspected of crimes of vehicle theft, falsification of public documents and driving without motor vehicle Driving license required.

In the registrations in the two garages, the Civil Guards seized a stolen van and four mopeds, besides remains of two other pieces of mopeds.

All this, after being brought to justice, has been returned to its rightful owners.

Those arrested some of them with a history, with the proceedings initiated have been made available to the Played of Instruction No. 4 of Totana and the Office of Children of Murcia.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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