Albufeira’s GNR recently managed to detain an individual who was making a getaway in a stolen jeep. The arrest happened following a tip-off from a kindergarten worker who suspected that a man, driving round the area in a black vehicle, was trying to break into abandoned houses.
A GNR patrol went to the scene immediately and found the suspect in question with a six-year-old child near the jeep. The man, aged about 30, carried no identification, but authorities learned that the jeep had been stolen in April in Lisbon.
The GNR handed the child over to her mother (who was also without identification) and both are now being cared for in an institution.