Guestpost by Justyna Anna Pezik.
My camera was stolen from me in Placa de Sant Agusti Vell in Barcelona at 17.00hrs on April 2nd, 2012.
|All above photos © by Justyna Pezik|
I was taking shots of street art in the area. I was absolutely amazed by the creativity of Barcelona’s street artists.
Suddenly someone grabbed my camera and pulled it out of my hand with huge force… I’m not used to men attacking me, so things slow down and reality went kind of out of control. The very moment I realised those guys had grabbed my camera, they were already running away with it.
I ran after them, I was shouting at them and I shouted at all the people who were in front of them at Carrer d’En Serra Xic, but unfortunately no one was brave enough to catch them. They ran into a block of flats at Carrer de Llastics. I knew which block they had entered. There were two taxi drivers outside of the block. They called the police.
A police woman arrived after seven or eight minutes, then a policeman, but they said they could not search the block of flats and asked me for the identification number of my camera. I asked if this was all they needed to allow them search the flats. I was sarcastic because how on earth could I have the number? I was not expecting anyone to steal my camera from me!
Anyway, since I didn’t have it, they couldn’t make a report and they told me I could do it really quickly at the police station. The police station report was another thing, and I had a long discussion before I got the police to take the report.
I am extremely disappointed. No one helped to catch them, especially those two big taxi drivers. I am still disappointed that all they cared about were their own asses.