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Tomas Antonio Gimeno, accused of kidnapping his two young daughters, transferred €55,000 before he fled to Tenerife on a boat.
Gimeno disappeared on Tuesday with children Olivia, six, and one-year-old Anna, after he left their mum a goodbye note.
He is 37 years old.
Tomas Antonio Gimeno Accused of Kidnapping His Daughters
According to 20 Minutos, Gimeno sent a large sum of money from one of his bank accounts to another before taking his daughters from their school.
Diario de Avisos also said that investigators would discover if Gimeno withdrew the money from his accounts.
The boat he is believed to have taken out to sea with the children has now been found with no one on board off Puertito de Guimar, just over 10 miles south of Santa Cruz.
It was discovered adrift by coastguards on Wednesday afternoon and has now been towed to dry land.
Today police were in a race against time to find the missing trio after it emerged. Tomas had left the children’s mum a goodbye note.
Police sources have described the case as “high risk.”
The girls’ dad has sent WhatsApp messages to their mum, who he separated from some time ago, saying he intended to take them without consent.
One local paper, quoting sources close to the case, said: “The messages the dad sent are undoubtedly farewell messages.”
Port officials have confirmed the boat now being examined by forensic experts left Santa Cruz on Tuesday night.
Spanish missing peoples’ organization SOS Desaparecidos said in a tweet it labeled as “urgent”.
“Anna and Olivia Gimeno vanished on Tuesday in the Tenerife capital Santa Cruz,” it read, describing the younger girl as having curly short blonde hair and the older one as long straight brown hair.
It later posted a separate missing alert for their father, saying: “Tomas Antonio Gimeno disappeared the same day in the exact location.