Hooded raiders steal food

Three masked men broke into a butcher’s shop in Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimão, and stole 300 kilos of meat, sausages, bottles of olive oil, eight kilos of honey and a cash box containing €100. They then broke into a pastry shop on the opposite side of the street where they carried away a cigarette machine and various bottles of drink. In both cases, the gang smashed the front doors to gain entry. A police spokesman said the theft showed all the signs of “professional criminals” as they left behind no clues.