The Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado was in Medellín (Antioquia), and he announced that he appointed a Special Prosecutor and a Prosecutor of the Immediate Reaction Unit (Unidad de Reacción Inmediata URI) to carry out the investigation into the millionaire theft of gold from a company foundry of the capital of Antioquia.
In the next few hours, the preliminary hearings to legalize the arrest, to bring charges and request a prison sentence will begin against the 11 people who were arrested during the armed robbery in which 2 bars of raw gold a net weight of 3,148 grams and valued at 550 million pesos were stolen.
According to the investigations, it was established that 46 people participated in the robbery and used 23 motorcycles.
The accused will be charged by the Attorney General´s Office for aggravated theft, illegal possession of firearms for civil and military use, and illegal use of uniforms and insignia.
As a result of judicial actions, 7 firearms, 10 suppliers, 131 cartridges of different caliber, a sound suppressor, 10 bulletproof vests, and a vest of traffic were seized. Also, 13 motorcycles and 4 vehicles whose legalization of seizure will be requested.
From June 23, 2020 to date, 3 robberies of gold trading companies have taken place in Medellín.
The investigators established that in all cases rams were used to knock down or force the security doors of the companies and a large number of motorcycles were used to escape from the crime scene.
It was also proved that in the 3 facts the offenders pretended to be police officers or street merchants of fruit and food to facilitate entry into commercial establishments.
The Attorney General´s Office is making progress in the association of cases to determine whether it is one or more criminal organizations involved in this type of robbery.
Likewise, it was established that most of the arrested people, in this case, have criminal records for crimes such as theft, deceit, and extortion. Most of them are over 38 years.
Another coincidence is that once the crime is committed, the alleged criminals escape to a sector of the main city of Antioquia, specifically, to the northwest area.
The Office of the Attorney General makes this information public for reasons of general interest.
The information contained in this press release corresponds to the narration of the objective news provided by the officials in charge of carrying out the criminal investigations within the Office of the Attorney General. By the time this communication is disclosed, the legal status of the people mentioned is still pending to be resolved by the competent judicial authority, always under the presumption of innocence contemplated by Article 29 of the Political Constitution and Article 7 of Law 906 of 2004.