The woman’s partner is also being investigated as he is suspected of selling off some of the stolen valuables.
The majority of the stolen-valuables were sold, the police believe, via a gold-purchasing establishment in Almuñécar.
Such businesses are under obligation to file a report every 15 days with the Guardia Civil, either electronically (Internet) or as a physical report, to the nearest Guardia Civil post. The report has to contain details of the seller’s identity documents, as well as a photo of the valuables purchased.
Thanks to these reports the police discovered that the suspect had made a total of 33 sales in the same gold-purchasing shop in Almuñécar, which raised a red flag. Many of the valuable objects bore personal names that had no relation to the suspect or her family.
Investigating the woman further showed that she had worked as a house cleaner in dozens of houses over the years. Furthermore, at least five of these houses had reported stolen jewellery.
The police have made a public request for anybody who has lost jewellery in this way to come forward because they have stolen items that have not had their owners indentified.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)