Following an investigation carried out over a number of burglaries at a local establishment and a residence, RGP Criminal Investigation Officers have arrested a 31 year old Irish national. The alleged burglaries took place on the 22nd of February 2013 and the 25th February 2013.
Feb 27 - Former Gibraltar Fugitive Sentenced to Prison by Spanish Court
In June 1987, Joaquin Mari Recio was convicted of the Murder of Manuel Nelson in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar following a trial by jury. He was sentenced to life imprisonment but escaped from prison in June 1988 and was a fugitive until he was sentenced to another stint in prison for a separate matter.
Officers of the Royal Gibraltar Police Drug Squad acting on the authority of a European Arrest Warrant have arrested a 55 year old British national.
The warrant issued by Gloucester Crown Court in the UK, in the name of Stephen Richard HOLMES with date of birth 11/11/57 currently of White Wave House, Gibraltar, is in relation to fourteen drug related charges.
An ATM cash machine skimming device has been detected at a local ATM when a member of the public discovered the device whilst in the process of carrying out a transaction.
Card skimming devices are built to closely resemble the panels on existing ATM’s and are placed over the original, requiring close inspection for their presence to be detected. They work in one of two ways;
Card trapping device: This is usually placed over the card entry slot and ‘traps’ the card as it goes in. The user inputs his PIN number but does not have his card returned. Once he leaves the ATM, the fraudster will remove his duplicate entry slot device and retrieve the card.
The RGP has warned members of the public of a lottery scam that involves letters being sent to locals, from a company named Euro-Finance, informing the addressee that they have won £800,000. The letter urges addressees to forward personal details to the company on the premise that they are necessary to process the lottery win.