Guardia Civil detain three men, one in Torrevieja, for stealing €200,000 worth of goods from lorries

The Guardia Civil have arrested three Spanish men on suspicion of robbing two heavy goods vehicles and their cargo. The operation recovered the two trucks valued at about €120,000 and goods worth €200,000.

The suspects were detained in Navalcarnero and Arroyomolinos in Madrid, and in Torrevieja.

The gang looked out for goods which were not perishable and easy to sell on the black market.

Two are brothers aged 33 and 38 who live in Madrid province, watched for when the trucks were loaded up and chose the moment to rob them, usually at night when the truck was parked up before starting its journey.

They took the stolen goods to a warehouse in Los Montesinos, where a third member looked after and distributed them, as well as helping with robberies committed in Alicante province.

They stole a truck full of baby milk powder in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and one in Agost (Alicante) in November 2017 that was delivering toys and dolls for Christmas.

The man arrested in Torrevieja is aged 42 and the truck stolen in Agost was recovered in Formentera del Segura. The powdered milk and the toys were found in the warehouse in Los Montesinos.