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María del Monte's nephew and five other detainees are sent to prison in Seville for robberies with violence in homes

The artist's relative, a victim of robbery in his home, would be the intellectual author of the events due to the information he handled.

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María del Monte's nephew and five other detainees are sent to prison in Seville for robberies with violence in homes

The artist's relative, a victim of robbery in his home, would be the intellectual author of the events due to the information he handled.


The Court of Instruction number 16 of Seville has decreed this Monday the entry into provisional prison, communicated and without bail, of six of the eight detainees when a criminal organization dedicated to robberies with violence and intimidation inside homes with residents in their home was dismantled. interior, among them Antonio Tejado, nephew of the famous artist María del Monte, victim of such a robbery in his home.

As reported by the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA), said judicial instance has decreed the entry into provisional prison, communicated and without bail of these six people, including Antonio Tejado, at the request of the Prosecutor's Office, after their arrest at the hands of the civil Guard. The two remaining arrestees have been provisionally released with charges.

During their court appearance, half of the detainees have taken advantage of their constitutional right not to testify, while the rest have only answered questions from their respective lawyers. The case investigates alleged crimes of robbery with violence, illegal detention, injuries, threats and membership in a criminal organization.

The operation, carried out by the Heritage Team of the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police of Seville, belonging to the Seville Command, in collaboration with the Judicial Police Team of Mairena del Aljarafe, was initiated at the end of last August, after the complaint filed by a victim of a robbery that occurred in a home in the Aljarafe region of Seville. That month, let us remember, the assault on the aforementioned artist's home in Gines took place.

According to the evidence provided in the investigations, a group of five hooded men entered the home by jumping over the perimeter fence of a single-family home, forcing the door that gave access to the interior.

Once inside, they tied and gagged some of the residents, while they were threatened with death. The victims, given the aggressiveness shown, were forced to collaborate with their captors, offering them the combination to the safe, stealing various jewelry and watches of high economic value, cash, as well as other objects they found around the home.

The Civil Guard began the investigation by analyzing the evidence provided, verifying that the perpetrators of the incident formed a compact group, responding to a classic pyramidal structure organization, with all components responding to a single person.

After the first investigations, the agents confirmed the relationship between the mastermind of the robbery (in charge of obtaining information on the layout of the home, the victims' routines and the location of the safe, a role held by Antonio Tejado according to sources). consulted) and the person responsible for selecting the homes of interest. In this way they perpetrated the robberies so that they were carried out according to the information obtained about the places.

Likewise, said organization had individuals known as "machacas." These were trusted personnel of the main members of the organization who were usually entrusted with regular tasks, such as transportation, surveillance or guarding the proceeds of illicit activities.

Likewise, they had a "shock" man given his size and aggressiveness. He is not only in charge of imposing fear or respect on possible victims, but also of providing security in the deliveries of stolen objects and with the members of the group themselves.

As the investigation progressed, the agents verified that behind the organization, led by an individual known as "El Ruso", vehicles were stolen to carry out robberies with violence in homes with high purchasing power where they stole jewelry, high-end watches and large amounts of cash.

The agents even detected the planning of a theft of one million euros in a home whose information came from "El Ruso." However, said robbery was thwarted thanks to the operation carried out by the agents.

Once all the evidence and evidence had been collected, the investigators moved on to the exploitation phase, carrying out eleven entries and searches last Friday, mostly simultaneous, in different parts of the Andalusian capital, as well as in the towns of Guillena and Brenes. The entries were made in nine homes and two properties, including storage rooms and a gym related to one of the alleged members of the organization.

To carry out the searches, there were agents from the Civil Guard belonging to the G.A.R, Citizen Security and Cynological Service, in addition to the collaboration of the Local Police of Seville, which facilitated road closures and traffic management in places that were difficult to access. and collaborating in the construction of the security fence for the entry teams.

Among the objects found by investigators at the entrances and searches, a variety of police material stands out, including bulletproof vests, a National Police jacket and a Local Police polo shirt. In addition, police lights, walkie talkies, two guns, one compressed air and another simulated, knives and a baseball bat were located.

The discovery of tools and objects stands out, some of them common for accessing homes, such as a cylinder head extractor, lock picks, several balaclavas, a beacon (motion control) and two GPS. In addition, mobile phones, prepaid cards, computer equipment, vehicles and around 30,000 euros in cash distributed in bills of various values ​​were seized.

The existence of objects of dubious origin predominated, including gold chains and bracelets and more than thirty watches of various brands, with the location of their legitimate owners still pending. On the other hand, the agents found a marijuana plantation in one of the rooms of one of the registered homes.

Finally, during the searches, a total of eight people were arrested, among whom were the informant or intellectual author of the assault on the home, who would be the aforementioned relative of María del Monte, the material authors and the recipient, a person in charge of providing an outlet for the stolen effects on the illicit market.