Police arrest four for wave of Santa Cruz robberies with violence against elderly women

The National Police say that they’ve stopped a crimewave in the La Cuesta and Taco areas of Santa Cruz with four arrests of men aged between 18 and 29 and a youth under 18. All were from the Añaza area of Santa Cruz and are accused of thirteen robberies with violence, mainly against elderly women. The police explained that the successful operation was the result of a specific unit established to deal with violent burglaries; the case remains open and further arrests may follow, police say. Meanwhile, three of the four arrested, including the minor, are now remanded in custody in prison and, for the minor, the Valle Tabares juvenile centre, while the fourth has been remanded on bail.

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