The Criminal Investigation Nucleus (NIC) of Portimão of the Territorial Command of GNR in Faro detained “a 41-year-old man, for the practice of several thefts, in Silves” and in other locations in the Algarve.

According to the GNR, the suspect “took advantage of the pandemic period and the absence of many foreign citizens who own property, who in this period returned to their countries of origin, to then enter their homes and take their content”.

Following the police investigations, it was possible to gather “the evidence relating the suspect to six other thefts in residence, which occurred in the second half of May, between Monchique, Vila do Bispo, Aljezur” and also in Alentejo, adds the GNR.

In the scope of the investigation, which “lasted for about a month”, in addition to identifying and detaining the alleged perpetrator of the thefts, the GNR also recovered (and seized) “more than 20 tools linked to the area of civil construction, several bottles of alcohol, and several GPS devices”.

A search was also carried out at the suspect’s residence, where various materials were seized, including three shotguns and about 300 cartridges, three light vehicles, a motorhome, a motorcycle and a trailer, said the GNR.