Two Jafers supermarkets,  located in Quarteira and Vilamoura, were robbed at gunpoint last Friday night.

Two masked individuals carrying rifles attempted to rob the Quarteira store first at around 8pm but when that failed, they moved on to the Vilamoura store, 3km away, where they got away with €5,000 in cash.

The criminals threatened the employees as they were preparing to close the Vilamoura store, demanding they handed over the day’s takings that were inside a briefcase, and then escaped in a car.

Due to its central location near the marina, Jafers Vilamoura is popular with tourists in the area.

The Polícia Judiciária are investing the crime.