House Robbery Gang Disbanded, Arrested in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Posted on March 19, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Organized Crime

On March 19, 2013, Estado de Minas reported that police completed an operation over the weekend that resulted in the disbanding and arrest of a prominent Belo Horizonte gang that specialized in house robberies.  Members are the gang are suspected of performing at least eight robberies since September.  Five of them have been arrested, while police continue to search for another four.  According to police, the group was noted for stealing electronics and jewelry, selling the stolen items and laundering the money.  Police also continue to search for origins of the getaway cars, said to be commandeered by potential third parties.  Read Article

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