Man held over bank robberies

A 33-YEAR-OLD man has been detained in Olhão, charged with carrying out a series of armed robberies on banks located on the south bank of the Tejo and one on a bank in Faro at the end of last month. The man, said to be unemployed and a resident of Baixa da Banheira (Lisbon), was identified by Olhão GNR after having been arrested in connection with the possession of an illegal fire-arm. During a search of the man’s home, police recovered around 8,000 euros in cash and a film camera believed to have been purchased with stolen money. The man was remanded in custody.