Trio arrested for allegedly robbing elderly in Faro and Olhão

GNR police arrested three men suspected of attacking and robbing elderly people in the municipalities of Faro and Loulé.

The arrests, which took place on Monday this week, followed a three-month investigation by the GNR. The men would prey on “vulnerable people living in isolated areas”. After initiating a conversation with their victims, the trio would attack them and enter their homes to steal items such gold jewellery which they would then sell for money.