The Guardia Civil are investigating a huge robbery carried out at a shoe warehouse in Binissalem which the police believe was carried out by a number of people. In total 250 pairs of “designer” boots, worth an estimated 5.000.000 pesetas, were stolen, but the problem is that the theft was not discovered until a few days after the crime was committed thus the police investigation got off to a late start. The warehouse has been combed for finger prints by forensics and police have questioned a large number of people who live around the scene of the crime. Detectives are convinced that a van would have been used to transport the large haul of boots and could have been carried out in various phases. Police sources said yesterday that security systems in the warehouse appear to be insufficient and that a large investigation has been launched in co-operation with police on the mainland where detectives believes the stolen “high quality boots” may be destined for sale or transfer onto a third destination possibly overseas.


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