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watch out there is a thief about

Posted: Wed Oct 6, 2021 4:39pm
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altinkum

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 word of warning. Went to Imed in Torrevieja last Wednesday. and there was a gang of a male and 2 women. He sat in the car and managed to distract me. My wife was standing by the car and one of the females distracted her, whilst the other one stole her handbag through the car window. Watch out if they address you as madam and they talk in spanish.  One purse, 2 debit and 1 credit card, phone, 2 driving licences and My passport etc.. They were obviously at the back of the que when it came to brains. They attempted to use the cards at a few places by inserting the cards and making up a pin. Had they swiped the card and kept the figure low they might have got away with it. In the end they got nothing. The purse was empty, the money was in my pocket. We put a track on the phone and kept sending alarm signals. So the binned it. Some kind gentleman found it in a bin and we met him and he gave it back. Well worth 20 euros. They hardly made a profit, however the inconvenience to us was  massive. I managed to just about sort out an emergency passport this Monday and then dash to santander for the 10.00pm ferry. The Spanish police advised us the criminals are particularly targeting cars with UK number plates. Next time I do not care what the law is, I will only leave copy documents in the car

Kimmy11

Posted: Thu Oct 7, 2021 3:49pm

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Posted: Thu Oct 7, 2021 3:49pm

Hi altinkum,

I´m sorry to hear about this, but thanks very much for taking the time to share your experience.  It sounds like you mitigated the worst of your losses by some sensible forward-planning - a great reminder to us all! - and I´m glad it wasn´t a fruitful result for the thieves.

Best wishes,

Kim

altinkum

Posted: Fri Oct 8, 2021 9:28am

altinkum

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Posted: Fri Oct 8, 2021 9:28am

Kimmy11 wrote on Thu Oct 7, 2021 3:49pm:

Hi altinkum,

I´m sorry to hear about this, but thanks very much for taking the time to share your experience.  It sounds like you mitigated the worst of your losses by some sensible forward-planning - a great reminder to us all! - and I´m glad it wasn´t a fruitful result for the thieves.

Best wishes,

Kim

Thanks for your kind thoughts Kim

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