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The Civil Guard detains two experienced criminals for the theft of nearly 400 pieces of porcelain from the 18th and 19th centuries (15/01/2020)

They are credited with the alleged authorship of the crime of robbery with force

They accessed the house after practicing a butrón on one of the walls

The registration made at the home of one of the arrested has allowed the recovery of almost all the stolen pieces

The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, in the framework of the 'Plan against theft in homes', has developed the FRAGILE operation, an investigation aimed at clarifying the origin of some porcelain pieces that were being sold in the illicit market, which It has culminated in the arrest of two experienced criminals as alleged perpetrators of the crime of robbery with force in a house in the Muleña district of La Puebla de Mula.

The Benemérita has recovered almost all of the stolen goods, about 400 pieces of porcelain, corresponding to three collections of dishes made in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, of great economic and sentimental value.

The investigation began when the Civil Guard found that two well-known criminals were trying to sell several porcelain pieces of a certain age, in the illicit market.

Simultaneously, the owners of a property located in La Puebla de Mula, denounced to the Benemérita having been subject to the theft of three old dishes.

These collections consisted of about 400 pieces of porcelain, manufactured by 'La Cartuja' between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, of great economic and sentimental value, being a family legacy.

The eye inspection carried out in the house confirmed that the access to the property was produced through the practice of a butrón in one of the walls.

Afterwards, the assailants examined in depth all the rooms of the house and seized, among others, the characteristic porcelain pieces described by the complainants.

According to the investigation, the assailants guarded the house and waited until the owners were absent to practice the butrón with total impunity and access the property with enough time to tour and examine all the rooms in search of valuables. .

After obtaining the necessary evidence and fully identify the suspects, the Civil Guard has made a search at the address of one of these, also located in the town of La Puebla de Mula Muleña.

The registry has resulted in the recovery of almost all the stolen pieces, as well as the arrest of two male individuals, 52 and 60 years of age, of Spanish nationality and with a bulky criminal record as alleged perpetrators of the crime under investigation.

The investigation remains open pending the verification of the origin of other objects also recovered, due to their possible relationship with the commission of robberies in houses in the area.

The arrested, the effects recovered and the proceedings taken have been made available to the Court of Instruction number 2 of Mula.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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