Two 59-year-old women from Pilar de la Horadada have been arrested by the Guardia Civil on charges of a dozen crimes involving home robberies across the area. They struck in daylight because they thought nobody would think them capable of staging break-ins, as they walked around urbanizations looking for any doors that might have been left open.
Rojales, Pilar de la Horadada, and the Orihuela Costa were some of the areas they operated in, and they went as far north as Altea. On two occasions they were not afraid to use violence against any homeowners they encountered, leading to residents groups exchanging information via social networks in a bid to warn people and also to try to catch them.
The duo would steal small items like jewellery and mobile phones, with the Guardia releasing a CCTV image showing how they operated, with one of the women acting as a look-out, whilst the other would get into the property. Their nationality or whether they have an existing criminal record has not been made public by the Guardia.