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Warning - Pickpockets in San Fulgencio Market

Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2022 3:52pm
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Ian Italy

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Warning to all, my wife had her Rolex watch stolen today at the San Fulgencio/La Marina market.  They were professional thieves.  A young Eastern European woman approached her near the Overseas supermarket and distracted her and then removed the watch from her wrist before running off to a getaway car that an accomplice was waiting in nearby.  We have the plate number of the car and the Guardia Civil are now on the lookout for this car.  I hope they catch them.

Please be aware and if anybody approaches you asking for bogus directions or tries to get close to you then contact the police immediately.  This kind of thing must be stopped as it just tarnishes the whole area.

Villas

Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2022 4:05pm

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Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2022 4:05pm

Ian Italy wrote on Sat Apr 2, 2022 3:52pm:

Warning to all, my wife had her Rolex watch stolen today at the San Fulgencio/La Marina market.  They were professional thieves.  A young Eastern European woman approached her near the Overseas supermarket and distracted her and then removed the watch from her wrist before running off t...

...o a getaway car that an accomplice was waiting in nearby.  We have the plate number of the car and the Guardia Civil are now on the lookout for this car.  I hope they catch them.

Please be aware and if anybody approaches you asking for bogus directions or tries to get close to you then contact the police immediately.  This kind of thing must be stopped as it just tarnishes the whole area.

This is prevalent. But a little more info. re: car, colour & if you have licence plate (la matriculación de vehículos) number plate....may help others.

V

Golandrina

Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2022 4:08pm

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Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2022 4:08pm

Unfortunately, this type of thing has been prevalent in Spain for absolutely years!

Ian Italy

Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2022 4:09pm

Ian Italy

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Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2022 4:09pm

Villas wrote on Sat Apr 2, 2022 4:05pm:

This is prevalent. But a little more info. re: car, colour & if you have licence plate (la matriculación de vehículos) number plate....may help others.

V

We have the details but weren't sure whether we would jeopardise anything by publishing them. But just FYI Siver Puegot 206 Reg 2799 FLT

Kimmy11

Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2022 6:32pm

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Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2022 6:32pm

Hi Ian,

Many thanks for the warning.  I'm sure your wife is upset, but I hope she's otherwise OK. 

Kind regards, 

Kim

Steve6

Posted: Sun Apr 3, 2022 12:24pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 3, 2022 12:24pm

Spain for all the time I have known it has been a pick pocket dream for the eastern Europeans especially the bulgarian/ Rumanian gypsy types.  

Classic man

Posted: Sun Apr 3, 2022 1:19pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 3, 2022 1:19pm

Steve6 wrote on Sun Apr 3, 2022 12:24pm:

Spain for all the time I have known it has been a pick pocket dream for the eastern Europeans especially the bulgarian/ Rumanian gypsy types.  

I fully agree with your comment as this group have been active for years.  I'm sure they run evening classes in their home country.

In my home town of Bournemouth this gets reported weekly in the local paper.  The description is always the same. Usually it's two women and they tend to target older people. It's always Rolex and similar that get stolen.

It's a sad old world when you can't wear nice things.

Steve6

Posted: Sun Apr 3, 2022 2:12pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 3, 2022 2:12pm

Yes these Scumbags are operating in many countries as well as Spain.

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