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The Civil Guard dismantled a boy band dedicated to the theft of copper cable (22/12/2010)

Have been arrested five minors on suspicion of burglary crime

Have clarified more than two dozen crimes

Subtracted the effects were distributed on the illicit market

The Civil Guard has developed a police operation aimed at eradicating the theft of copper cable in Torre Pacheco, which has resulted in the dismantling of a youth gang and arrested its five members, who are charged with more than twenty theft crimes.

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.

Last November, the Civil Guard have launched an investigation of the commission of a series of robberies in homes in Torre Pacheco, which subtracted copper wiring, these events generate alarm among the population.

The first investigations carried out enabled the Guardia Civil known as theft investigation after a group was composed of several young men, and succeeded in identifying several of them, setting time monitoring and surveillance devices.

The result of these devices, the Civil Guard was able to fully identify all the members of the boy band, all minors, making also locate their homes and know their modus operandi.

Modus operandi

This youth group was the venue located in a residential area on the outskirts of the town of Torre Pacheco.

In particular a development of terraced houses.

Late afternoon / early night, under cover of darkness to avoid detection, climbed up the yards of homes where they had access to inside.

Once there, the use of force subtracted electrically conductive wiring and conduits for installation of air conditioning and gas, causing serious damage to the housing facility.

Once the loot, he was taken and distributed on the illicit market in exchange for cash.


As part of this operation was carried out the arrest and subsequent remand in custody of the five members of boy band, all minors, as alleged perpetrators of numerous crimes of burglary.

Finally, after a thorough analysis of information obtained in the investigation process of the band members are charged with 21 crimes.

The police had arrested and the educated have been made available to the Juvenile Prosecutor Murcia.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

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