Police bust violent gang that targeted tourists in Marbella

In some cases victims were choked unconscious so the thieves could snatch luxury watches, jewellery and cash

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One of the suspected gang members being led away under arrest by police

POLICE have arrested six people in the break-up of a violent gang that robbed tourists in Marbella, in some cases choking their victims unconscious before snatching luxury watches or other valuables.

Officers recovered 10 watches valued at a total of €400,000, said National Police officials last week.

They said the suspects, all Algerian men aged 26 to 33, targeted mainly wealthy-looking and often elderly or visibly inebriated foreign tourists in the Puerto Banús area.

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