Police arrest five people caught stealing from Alicante aluminum plant
The police intervention took place recently after receiving a notice in room 091 from the security guard of the aluminum company located on Avenida de Elche in Alicante. The guard discovered that they had cut the access fence to the compound and had also already taken out a large number of rolls of aluminum to take them away.
The representatives of the Intervention working group of Alicante Central District Police Station they rushed to the area and mounted an operation to locate the thieves. So one patrol detected a rental van parked nearby and another saw a man standing next to a high-end car parked in a parking lot at the Palmeral. This person was monitoring the access road to the factory for police presence and was located thanks to the expertise and seniority of the officers, who were aware of previous robberies and entered the scene by secondary accesses.
They thus located the member in charge of surveillance and the rest of the patrols deployed at strategic points to cordon off the area. The “vigilant” of the group of thieves he was very nervous and constantly gave conflicting versions of his presence in the premises. In the end, he ended up confessing that he was there to watch and wait to be notified when the van was loaded, which he had also coincidentally hired on his behalf. His mission was to go by shuttle in front of the van to warn them in case of crossing with the Police.
While the police were with this person, he received a call on his phone and provided the officers with the place to meet with the four material thugs who entered the factory. All four were arrested as they tried to escape and one hid in a pipe.
In the car of the first person arrested, the police found aluminum sales slips, which is why it is suspected that they had committed similar thefts before.
The plant manager introduced himself to the premises of the Judicial Police Operational Group of the Central Police Station and in addition to indicating that they had already suffered several thefts, he quantified the value of the recovered aluminum at more than 2,500 euros and the damage at more than 200 euros.
The factory has a perimeter fence that stretches through an orography that presents quite a bit of difficulty in reaching it, and you must be a good connoisseur of the roads leading to it from behind. According to the factory manager, they had to repair the fence several times in different places and even observed that the different perpetrators of the thefts filled in complicated areas of the roads that reach the fence to approach with the vehicles that they use. According to the Police, in this type of robbery, knowledge of the area, the seniority of the officers and the caution to put in place rapid and effective devices near the affected places without alerting them of their approach to the premises, are crucial to Success. police interventions.
Officers are continuing their own efforts to clarify more facts of similar characteristics, as the origin of a multitude of delivery notes that were seized from those arrested is under investigation.