Tuesday, October 4

The defense of those accused of the robbery in Atrio is considering requesting an expert opinion on the value of the wines


Sylvia Córdoba, lawyer for the detainees, speaking to the media after the appearance of her clients before the judge. / / J. KING

Priscila Lara Guevara and Constantín Gabriel Dumitru remain in provisional prison after being brought before the judge last week in Cáceres

The defense of the two alleged perpetrators of the theft of 45 bottles of wine from the Atrio restaurant in 2021 is considering presenting an expert opinion that establishes the real price of the stolen wines and that initially have been valued at 1,648,500 euros.

Legal sources indicate that for the moment what is on the table of the court that is investigating the matter, the Court of First Instance and Instruction number 4 of Cáceres, is a request for the restaurant, which has two Michelin stars and three Suns Repsol, send documentation on the products to have access to all the information necessary for the expert opinion, according to Europa Press.

provisional prison

Those arrested for the theft of the Atrio wine bottles, the Mexican Priscila Lara Guevara and the Romanian Constantín Gabriel Dumitru, go to jail. The couple was sent to the Cáceres prison. The judge handling the case issued a provisional prison order without bail for both, after taking their statement for an hour at the Palace of Justice in Cáceres. Those investigated declared themselves innocent, as they did when they were arrested in Croatia, and only answered the questions asked by their lawyer, Sylvia Córdoba.

The Prosecutor’s Office had already expressed its intention to request provisional detention without bail for the couple due to the high risk of flight that exists. The man had an active judicial requisition in a court in Madrid for a robbery in an establishment in the capital of Spain.

Thus, the judge ordered provisional detention based on the seriousness of the penalties that could be imposed, the high risk of escape and criminal repetition.

Both were charged with the crime of robbery with force in an establishment open to the public with the possible concurrence of two specific aggravating factors: the high economic value and the cultural and artistic value of the stolen, collected, according to the prison order.

Habitual residence in Madrid

The couple has established their habitual residence in the capital of Spain, so it will be determined whether they remain in the Cáceres prison or enter the Madrid prison, according to what the lawyer for the accused told the media at the end of taking statements. , which has concluded around two in the afternoon.

Córdoba has stated that the couple was on vacation in Croatia when they were arrested in this country. “They were not escaping,” said the lawyer, who has also stated that her clients “have spent 20 days in prison in Croatia with harsh conditions.”

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The detainees appointed a lawyer from Madrid on Wednesday afternoon when they arrived in Cáceres. They did so upon arrival in the capital of Cáceres from the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport after flying from Croatia, where they were arrested.

The alleged perpetrators of one of the most mediatic thefts in the country, entered the courts in police vans shortly before 11:00 in the morning after spending the night in the cells of the National Police Station.

The lawyer, Sylvia Córdoba, also came from Madrid, who has held an interview with the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the judge of Court Number 2 of Cáceres, to update all the information on the case, while her clients were in the dungeons of the Justice departments .

Those arrested for the robbery in Atrio are already in the courts of Cáceres

After meeting with the judge and the prosecutor, Córdoba went down to meet with Guevara and Dumitri, before they took a judicial statement.

The lawyer, doctor in Criminal Law and specialized in Penitentiary Law, directs the professional firm Abogados Córdoba Moreno & Asociados in the Spanish capital, a firm that provides legal advice to clients in six languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Bulgarian.

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This has been the transfer of the two accused of the robbery in Atrio

The couple is under arrest for stealing 45 bottles of high-end wine from the two-Michelin-star restaurant Atrio last October, including the jewel in the crown of the prestigious winery of the establishment run by Toño Pérez and José Polo, a specimen of Chateau d’Yquem of 1806, valued in charter at 300,000 euros.

The couple, who had dinner at the restaurant, requested a snack at dawn from the receptionist and took advantage of his absence, while he was preparing it in the kitchen, to carry out the robbery. Later, they left the hotel, around 5:00 in the morning, with the bottles of wine in travel bags.


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