Monday, 29 August 2011

Businessman killed in home invasion

(Photo: EuropaSur)
ALGECIRAS (Agencies) Businessman Agustín Vecín Peña, 66, died on Saturday morning after his home on Calle Huertas (photo), was invaded by a gang of robbers. It is confirmed that he died of asphixia, having been tied up and gagged with socks stuffed into his mouth. Five arrests have been made in connection with the murder, two of whom are minors. Further details of the arrests are unavailable but police believe that the victim opened the door to someone he knew, probably a girl, also a minor, who subsequently opened it to those involved. Events developed following>>>
an incident in which the Guardia Civil was alerted to two cars had speeded away from a traffic control in Los Barrios at 4am on Saturday morning. One of them managed to get away, while the other was eventually stopped. Its occupants, two youths of Moroccan origin, gave away the identities of the other vehicle's occupants.

By then, the GC computers had told them that both cars were registered in Algeciras, so they got in touch with the Local Police there. The other car turned out to have been occupied by a Bolivian couple. The Policia Nacional, working in conjunction with the Guardia Civil, detained the couple, but the girl, a minor, was released. It is believed that it was her who got Vecín to open the door in the first place.

The robbers got away with jewelry, some cash and two luxury vehicles, a Mercedes and an Audi. Four people were detained on Saturday, and a fifth, Yesterday.

The investrigation is still open, according to police sources.

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