The detainee is attributed the alleged responsibility of the crimes of simulation of crime and damage by fire He pretended to suffer a violent robbery and the subsequent fire at his company headquarters Investigators have recovered the money allegedly stolen, which the arrested person had hidden The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, within the framework of the 'Fraugín' operation, has developed an investigation to clarify an alleged robbery with violence and intimidation and subsequent fire of an industrial warehouse in Cehegín, which has culminated in the arrest of the complainant and alleged victim as the alleged perpetrator of the crimes of simulation of crime and damage by fire. The proceedings began last Wednesday, August 19, when the Civil Guard was alerted to the commission of serious criminal acts at the headquarters of a company in the municipality of Cehega. Apparently, the manager of a company, late in the morning, when he was about to close, according to what he stated in the complaint, was assaulted by several hooded people.
They sprayed him with defense spray, tied him up and gagged him to a pole of the commercial warehouse and intimidated him into taking a large amount of cash that he had withdrawn from the bank a few hours earlier. Also according to the statement of the manager of the company, he refused to give them the cash and the alleged thieves threatened to set fire to the industrial building.
Supposedly, the alleged perpetrators took the money from him, set fire to some belongings that were in the building and abandoned him to his fate fleeing the place. As a result of the fire, the industrial building was burned and with extensive damage and the manager of the company was transferred to a health center to be treated for the alleged injuries caused by the inhalation of smoke and the pepper spray that had been sprayed on him.
face. Members of the Benemérita opened the operation to verify the facts and, where appropriate, clarify them, for which a series of investigations and a meticulous technical-ocular inspection were quickly carried out at the scene of the events in order to collect all the possible indications about the alleged crimes reported. The first steps of the investigation allowed the Civil Guards to detect a series of inconsistencies and contradictions in the statement given by the alleged victim, in which it was presumed that it could be a simulated crime. As the investigation developed, a few hours after its opening, the simulation of the crime gained momentum and became the main line of investigation. Case resolved in less than a day In less than 24 hours and once all the necessary evidence has been obtained, the Civil Guard has arrested the alleged victim of the robbery with violence and intimidation as the alleged perpetrator of the crimes of simulation of crime and damage by fire, for causing the fire in the industrial warehouse that he had rented where he had established the headquarters of his company. During the investigation, the civil guards have also recovered all the cash that the complainant said had been stolen from him and that he had hidden, apparently with the aim of defrauding the insurance company. The detainee and the proceedings ordered have been made available to the Examining Court of Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia). The Penal Code establishes that anyone who, before any judicial or administrative official who has the duty to investigate, pretends to be responsible or victim of a criminal offense or denounces a non-existent one, causing procedural actions, will be punished with a fine from six to twelve months. La Benemérita informs citizens that reporting a crime that has never been committed carries criminal consequences, in addition to generating a serious social alarm as they are violent crimes that affect the subjective feeling of citizen security. In this sense, the Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia has developed various operations to clarify alleged crimes of robbery with violence, which have resulted in the arrest of the complainants as alleged perpetrators of simulated crime and, in some cases, crimes scam.
Source: Ministerio del Interior