Police said yesterday they had smashed a gang of 16 robbers believed to be responsible for nearly 50 burglaries with a total haul worth hundreds of thousands of euros. The gang is suspected of having broken into 15 homes, 19 cars and 14 company offices recently, according to a police source. «It is one of the largest Albanian gangs that have been operating in the country,» the source added. Authorities have arrested five of the total number of suspects, all aged between 15 and 30, and are searching for the remaining gang members. No information was given on how police tracked down the suspects. According to authorities, the total value of items taken by the gang during the heists exceeded 300,000 euros.