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Two young men, aged 22
and 24, were recently caught by police officers as they tried to rob a kiosk
in La Laguna in the north of Tenerife. One of them was inside the shop, and
the other guarding the door, both wore gloves and plastic bags over their
heads with holes cut out for their eyes. They carried simulated pistols
with which they threatened staff. Following their arrest, it became clear
that they had also been responsible for two other robberies committed only
hours earlier, the first at a shop where they made off with 100 euros and a
mobile phone, and the second on a taxi driver, where they took 120 euros and
slashed one of his tyres before running off.
In Lanzarote, a woman was the victim of a hit and run accident on
the outskirts of Arrecife last Saturday as she attempted to cross the
road. She was knocked down by a Hyundai car,
the driver of which left in such a hurry that he hit two parked
before abandoning the car, presumed by Local Police to have
Three people who were
wanted by courts in Tenerife have been arrested recently. The first was
caught in Santa Cruz - he was being hunted on charges of robbery with
force. The other two - a 30 year-old and a 19 year-old were caught by
Guardia Civil officers from Playa de las Américas during a routine traffic
In Santa Cruz, National Police officers have recently arrested a
29 year-old man who they caught in the process of selling crack to
various youngsters. A quantity of the drug was confiscated from him.15
people who had bought the drugs from him and 3 vehicles
were later searched, with the result that their recently acquired
crack was also confiscated.
In the Arona district
of the south of Tenerife, the Local Police force has this year assigned
seven officers to the task of providing security on the region´s beaches.
They will be monitoring seven kilometres of coastline between 10am and 6pm
every day, aiming to keep pathways clear and crime down. Their presence has
been greeted with enthusiasm by tourists and business owners alike.
Additionally, 15 new accesses to the coast have been created specifically
for emergency vehicles.