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Suspect of being part of a gang specializing in stealing luxury apartments is arrested in SP

The Civil Police of Minas Gerais arrested a 26-year-old man in São Paulo suspected of being part of a criminal organization specialized in committing thefts in luxury apartments. The damage caused was around R$600,000.

According to police investigations, two apartments were invaded and the suspects stayed in the properties for around three hours. One of the luxury buildings robbed was in the Belvedere neighborhood, in the southern region of Belo Horizonte (MG).

According to police chief Roberto Veran, the men pretended to be residents of the properties to gain entry to the condominiums, known for their strong security.

“Images captured by the security circuit show the criminals, well-groomed, asking the reception to allow them entry”, highlighted the delegate.

The arrested man is also part of a criminal organization in the state of São Paulo, specializing in theft of large amounts from luxury apartments, said Roberto Veran.

In a statement, the Civil Police of Minas Gerais said that investigators were able to identify the strategy used by the criminals, which linked the action of the person being investigated to a series of crimes in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Goiás, Paraná and the capital of São Paulo.

The investigations were conducted by the team of investigators from the State Department for the Investigation of Crimes Against Property (Depatri) and began after a theft in January 2023.

The court order was served against the suspect at the suspect's residence and he will be charged with the crimes of criminal association and qualified theft. The penalty is eight years in prison.

* Under supervision

Source: CNN Brasil

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