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The Most Dangerous Places in Barcelona

November 2, 2014 No Comments
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Robbery Maps, a site that has been running for many years, has been collating ad-hoc reports from the victims of crime in Barcelona. The organic submission of incidents has created an interesting matrix of hot-spots. Take a look yourself (enlarge image by clicking on it), and/or visit here for more. Via Laietana, Las Ramblas, El...

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Victims of Robbery Hit with Huge Phone Bills

October 27, 2014 No Comments
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The Guardian on October 25th ran a story with the lede: “Just days after Vodafone sparked outrage by demanding £15,000 from the victim of a mobile phone theft in Barcelona, it emerged that it has slapped a £4,300 bill on a second holidaymaker on...

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Puncture in Barcelona? Beware!

October 8, 2013 4 Comments
Puncture in Barcelona? Beware!

Contribution from Dusan Putnik tonight on our Facebook group, replete with a photo of his slashed tyre. On our way from the airport via Gran Via our right back tyre was punctured. Two knife stabs from scooter guys following the car until we had...

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Tourism: Is Barcelona Being Robbed of its Soul?

October 7, 2013 2 Comments
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Maria, with her daughter Anna by her side, last week had to abandon the Barcelona city centre apartment she had rented for 15 years. The landlord forced her to...

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Was Psy Robbed in Barcelona?

October 6, 2013 No Comments
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What do you think? That’s definitely Las Ramblas. Didn’t know he spoke French. Seems his mobile has been stolen. Nothing necessarily surprising about that.

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Robber on Barcelona’s Subway: Friday, 17:55hrs Local Time

September 20, 2013 1 Comment
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This photo received in the last sixty seconds of a man who made a failed robbery attempt within the last two minutes on Barcelona’s subway system. We’ll update you...

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Robber Holds Bag With Mouth to Make Escape

September 18, 2013 1 Comment
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A contribution arrived in the inbox of Robbed in Barcelona this morning and brought with it a piece of robbery artwork we hadn’t encountered in the past. Read on....

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Motorcyclist Yanks Cyclist from Bicycle, Steals Wet Towel

September 17, 2013 1 Comment
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A short story related to Robbed in Barcelona this evening by email, as follows: I’m writing this on a friend’s behalf, since her English isn’t the best. I present...

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Is This A Robbery HQ?

September 9, 2013 3 Comments
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We’ve had a few tip-offs about this location on Carrer Portal Nou. Are bagsnatches planned from this first floor apartment? [Enlarged photo removed on request from neighbour. See April...

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Welcome to the 2013 Season

May 26, 2013 4 Comments
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It has been a quiet four months of 2013 to date. So quiet in fact, we disappeared from the internet and decided to take a break. Then, last week,...

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A Drop-Off Point for Barcelona’s Snatched Bags?

November 15, 2012 10 Comments
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Thieves like to get rid of bags fast. A 20-something male walking or cycling with a nice lady’s handbag draws attention. In Barceloneta it seems the thieves have a...

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Danger on the AP7 – Foreign Vehicles Targetted

November 13, 2012 1 Comment
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The AP7, the motorway than runs around Barcelona, taking traffic from France down towards the south eastern corner of Spain. It has developed a reputation over the years as...

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The Day The Dominicans Fought The Police

November 9, 2012 1 Comment
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Enrique Figueredo penned an article in a recent La Vanguardia, which told a torrid tale… A street battle between youths of Dominican origin and the local police, in the...

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Evidence of Organised Tourist Baiting in Barcelona

November 8, 2012 1 Comment
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A Dutch citizen has submitted to us her account of how her gold chain was stolen from around her neck in Barcelona in September. It shows the methodical approach...

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“I hit her so hard it took her off her feet…”

October 24, 2012 No Comments
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“I couldn’t wait to leave Barcelona and get home.  Shame on you, Barcelona, for allowing your beautiful city to get SO bad that the reputation that precedes you is...

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Al Qaeda Use Passports Stolen in Barcelona

October 22, 2012 No Comments
Foto: Iglesias Pilarin

The publication El Periódico ran a piece on Friday October 19th revealing that passports stolen from tourists in Barcelona are being used by Al Qaeda. Passports stolen here are sold...

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Are Things Improving?

October 16, 2012 13 Comments
Foto: Chris8800

I took a long walk around Barcelona on Sunday. Two hours, maybe more. Six months ago I would have seen a few robbery attempts, a few successful robberies, a...

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Casino Experience in Barcelona

October 5, 2012 No Comments

Featured Post. Spain is often an attractive destination for taking a holiday. Located on the Iberian Peninsula, the country features a rather pleasant climate. There are many top cities...

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Barcelona’s Bicing Bicycle Burglary

September 7, 2012 1 Comment
Foto: Fernando Rodríguez

Continuing a display of contempt for society, robbers have turned their attention to the public bicycle system in Barcelona. It is under attack as evidenced by a trio of...

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January 01 to July 31, 2012: 1,565 Motorcycles Stolen in Barcelona

September 5, 2012 No Comments
Foto: Amy Gahran

It’s not just the tourists that suffer. El Periodico ran a story recently about the 1,565 motorcycles that have been stolen in the city of Barcelona in the seven...

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Guest Post: Parting Wisdom. A Look Back At Eight Years of Crime in Barcelona

September 3, 2012 4 Comments
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By Stuart, longtime contributor to Robbed in Barcelona It has been eight years in Barcelona, almost to the day, but I’m off back to Scotland. Not because of the...

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