Mauricio Escobar Benitez (inset), the robber who was shot and killed.

27-02-2018Alejandro Sepúlveda / IB3 Televisió

The Guardia Civil have continued questioning the three members of the gang which tried to rob a property in Porreres on Saturday morning. They are due in court this morning.

The mother of Mauricio E. B., the robber who died after being shot by the owner of the finca, Pau R., is reported to be "totally distraught" at what has happened. One of her sons is dead, and the other one - twin brother Freddy - faces charges of illegal detention and robbery with violence.

Freddy, who handed himself in to the Guardia Civil in Palma on Monday morning, has suggested that two neighbours of Pau R. and his wife had in fact commissioned the robbery. The two, aged 44 and 58, are the others who will be appearing in court. They have been identified as Jose Antonio S.L. and Marcos R.V., in fact said to be residents of Campos and not of Porreres.

The Colombian brothers, it is understood, have previous convictions for robbery. Elderly people have typically been the targets. Pau R. maintains that he acted in self-defence as he feared for his life; he says that Mauricio was going to attack him with a crow bar.

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Henry James / Hace 9 months

" Distraught "? The only thing anybody else on Majorca should be " distraught " about is that these excuses for human beings were not caught long ago.

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Peter / Hace 9 months

Right. Distraught that they didn't get away with it ? Get them all sent back to Colombia wher they beling, we don't these dregs in Mallorca.

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Mark / Hace 9 months

Distraught ? And your point is ? She knew what they were like tough , justice has been served in this case ,pity he didn’t get all 4 of them , the elderly can feel a bit safer in their own home now until some other vermin arrive on the island to take their place !

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