This is a remarkable video. Provided by the lovely people at The Telegraph newspaper in the UK, their accompanying article explains that the Catalan police have “arrested 11 people responsible for an estimated 90 robberies all using the same modus operandi.”
It continues, saying: “First the criminals pick out a car with foreign plates and drive alongside it, they throw a stone at the car, prompting the driver to stop to investigate. The robber’s car then pulls over alongside and while one criminal distracts the driver, a second person sneaks into the victim’s car and grabs what they can before driving off. ”
We feel for the helpless individuals just robbed. Imagine their state of mind as they get back into their car, 100s of kilometres remaining to their destination and nothing but the incident to think about for the duration. We expect that few report the crime because if you’re on a motorway heading out of Barcelona then you’ll likely continue on your way.