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Local Crime On The Increase

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:32pm
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Please be extra vigilant as it seems that petty crime is on the increase in the area of the Orihuela Costa . There is a noticeable increase in the number of thefts of purses, handbags and wallets.  This will put people off going out once again when we are all just starting to build up confidence and are wanting to support our local bars and restaurants in these difficult times.  

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:44pm

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:44pm

Not sure there is an actual increase.

There will likely be much the same number of thieves about but with fewer nieve/careless visitors and holiday makers to prey on incidents could well appear to be on the up. 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:13pm

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:13pm

John56 wrote on Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:32pm:

Please be extra vigilant as it seems that petty crime is on the increase in the area of the Orihuela Costa . There is a noticeable increase in the number of thefts of purses, handbags and wallets.  This will put people off going out once again when we are all just starting to build up c...

...onfidence and are wanting to support our local bars and restaurants in these difficult times.  

Thanks John for the info. Are we talking out and about thefts or break ins? We just have to be extra vigilant. Nicola. 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:18pm

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:18pm

Movingon wrote on Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:44pm:

Not sure there is an actual increase.

There will likely be much the same number of thieves about but with fewer nieve/careless visitors and holiday makers to prey on incidents could well appear to be on the up. 

Live in the area as does John. Far more incidence of theft being reported and warnings given from local premises and residents reporting prowlers and suspicious people in the area. Worth trying to get a look at the CCTV mobile phone footage from places  and areas you frequent regularly posted by the owners/residents on FB etc showing crimes and suspects. Bags taken in bars,restaurants and supermarkets are the popular MO Nicola.

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:11pm

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:11pm

french martini wrote on Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:13pm:

Thanks John for the info. Are we talking out and about thefts or break ins? We just have to be extra vigilant. Nicola. 

Thefts particularly in supermarkets and bars, at least four in one day at La Zenia Consum, one of the bars in La Zenia had on CCTV a couple of people casually lifting a handbag of the back of a chair, in on supermarket car park a car bumped into another and in the distraction a handbag was lifted from the passenger seat, a neighbour of mine had her purse lifted out of her handbag on a trip to the Habaneras Centre, it is rife across the Costa. 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:18pm

John56 wrote on Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:11pm:

Thefts particularly in supermarkets and bars, at least four in one day at La Zenia Consum, one of the bars in La Zenia had on CCTV a couple of people casually lifting a handbag of the back of a chair, in on supermarket car park a car bumped into another and in the distraction a handbag was lifted...

... from the passenger seat, a neighbour of mine had her purse lifted out of her handbag on a trip to the Habaneras Centre, it is rife across the Costa. 

Jesus! That’s just the worst. How can these people be stopped, surely the cctv would help if it’s in supermarkets? The car crash could well have been deliberate, do you think? God it makes you wonder doesn’t it, your poor neighbour. 

Is it a certain demographic that are doing it or dare I say a certain race? 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:34pm

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french martini wrote on Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:18pm:

Jesus! That’s just the worst. How can these people be stopped, surely the cctv would help if it’s in supermarkets? The car crash could well have been deliberate, do you think? God it makes you wonder doesn’t it, your poor neighbour. 

Is it a certain demographic that are doing it or dare I say a certain race? ...

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The car crash was a deliberate bump, the driver got out and distracted the person in the other car while their accomplice lifted the handbag on the other side of the car. The CCTV was posted on a Facebook page, the couple looked like any other couple walking through the bar terrace, not going to speculate any further.

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:35pm

John56 wrote on Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:34pm:

The car crash was a deliberate bump, the driver got out and distracted the person in the other car while their accomplice lifted the handbag on the other side of the car. The CCTV was posted on a Facebook page, the couple looked like any other couple walking through the bar terrace, not going to ...

...speculate any further.

Let’s hope they get caught John. 

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:46pm

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french martini wrote on Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:35pm:

Let’s hope they get caught John. 

You'd be much safer moving somewhere inland, Nicola!

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:55pm

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:55pm

jimtaylor wrote on Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:46pm:

You'd be much safer moving somewhere inland, Nicola!

Well............it just so happens that I will be spending more time with you in the near future 😘 Inland is calling my name! 

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