Five arrested in connection with violent robberies

Five arrested in connection with violent robberies
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Saturday 3 September 2022 – 14:35

Elements of the National Judicial Police Division, in close coordination with the interests of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance, achieved this Friday the arrest of five people suspected of being linked to a criminal network involved in the perpetration of robberies with violence and under threats of white weapon .

A statement from the General Directorate of National Security indicated that the preliminary investigation procedures revealed that, on August 10, the suspects attacked one of the victims immediately after leaving a bank agency in Bouznika, where he was exposed to violence with a knife added to the theft of a sum of money of approximately 410,000 dirhams.

The same source added that the investigations and investigations carried out showed that the suspects chose the victim based on prior planning and continuous monitoring, due to their prior knowledge of their activities, before they committed their criminal act by using a car to facilitate execution and escape. process, noting that the search procedures also revealed that the suspects planned to commit three similar operations in Casablanca and Kenitra, targeting specific victims suspected of being active in money laundering and fraudulent invoicing.

The report indicates that the suspects were kept in theoretical custody in reference to the investigations carried out by the National Judicial Police Division under the supervision of the competent Public Ministry, in order to detect all the criminal acts attributed to those involved, and identify all collaborators and participants in the commission of these crimes, as well as verify the illicit activities attributed to the alleged victims.

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