“Armed” Robbery At Aquapark – Two Arrested
In a shocking robbery on Sunday evening, two men, with what appeared to be a gun, stole €14,000 from The Aquapark in Costa Teguise. The cashier was unhurt but shocked. The following morning, two men were arrested in Arrecife by Guardia Civil and it was reported that the weapon was not real. It was thought they targeted the park because there had been a big party there on the day, and it was known the takings would be high. The two men are aged 19 and 35.
Wind Farm Supplies Electricity for 7,600 Homes
The wind farm at Los Valles generated a record 13,349 MWh in the first half of the year – enough to provide power to over 7,000 homes.
Lanzarote achieved a record number of people employed on the island, with just over 58,000 people in paid employment last month. Of those, a little over 10,000 are self employed. Arrecife is the municipality with the highest number of employed people, with over 20,000 and Haria, the least, with less than 1000. By far and away, the services sector has the most employees, with 51,680.
Five Immigrant Boats Arrive In Lanzarote
Five pateras have arrived in Lanzarote this week from the African coast. Sea conditions have been favourable this week for the dangerous 100KM crossing. So far, 54 people, including 8 children have been detained and Guardia Civil are searching for any others. The boats came ashore in Arrecife, Los Cocoteros and Orzola, with the 5th being intercepted off the coast of el Golfo.
Sea Pool Clean Up
The natural swimming pools in Punta Mujeres have been cleaned this week, with diggers sent in at low tide removing rocks and any other rubbish from the bottom of them.