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Madeleine McCann case update: 3 burglars being sought

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The next step in the criminal investigation of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann by British police involves the arrest of three burglars. The Crown Prosecution Service sent their second "International Letter of Request" last week to the Portuguese authorities in the missing child matter, this time seeking assistance regarding the arrest of three men. The three burglars have been tied to other burglaries at Praia da Luz resort around the same time as McCann's disappearance, according to the Sydney Morning Herald report on Jan. 13.

In one prior instance of alleged burglary at Praia da Luz just days before Madeleline's disappearance, the three men are said to have come upon another child, but they fled the premises when a parent disrupted their burglary efforts.

And while British police do not necessarily believe that the men abducted the McCann's child, necessarily, they still want to talk to them in case they have information that could prove useful to the case, since mobile phone records do indicate a lot of chatter between the three immediately following Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

Kate and Gerry McCann originally came under suspicion for their young daughter's disappearance and weathered many storms in the press and police circles as a result of her May 2007 Portugal holiday disappearance. In 2011, at their prompting, the Met set up Operation Grange to find out what happened to the little girl who disappeared from their holiday accommodations while they were dining out at a nearby restaurant.

Portugal authorities have thus far assisted in the requests made by them from the British authorities. But it is not known if they will allow the arrest and interrogation of the three burglars in this matter or not.

Atlanta Top News Examiner Radell Smith has a degree in criminal justice and behavioral forensics. She also has successful experience in working unsolved homicide cases as much as two decades old.

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