THE Guardia Civil have recovered 17 stolen racing pigeons in Massanassa all as a result of a getaway car utilized by the thieves was travelling very slowly.
An in a single day Guardia patrol was monitoring industrial estates once they stopped a suspicious slow-moving automobile.
Inside they noticed 17 pigeons flapping round with no cages to maintain them secure.
Two males and a 15-year-old boy- all of Spanish nationality- have been arrested for theft after being unable to supply any pigeon identification paperwork.
One of many pigeons had a hoop with a phone quantity on it and officers referred to as it and spoke to a grateful farmer who confirmed his birds had been stolen.
The 17 birds are mentioned to be value €20,000 and are specifically educated for racing and entice a excessive value for breeding functions.
The theft was the newest in a sequence of pigeon robberies within the Valencian Neighborhood.
Final November, 120 birds have been stolen from a Benidorm pigeon racing membership and youths struck once more to take 18 birds from the identical membership two months in the past.