Police round-up gang that raided homes “to feel adrenaline rush”

A gang of young men from social housing estates in the Cascais/ Sintra area have been run to ground by a police operation following months of panic by householders in those areas. The group’s MO was to raid homes carrying firearms and ransack valuables. Say reports, the spate of breakins began in July – and the gang’s impetus was the ‘adrenaline rush’ felt when bursting into properties in which owners/ tenants lay sleeping.