Posts Tagged ‘ barcelona ’

Motorcyclist Yanks Cyclist from Bicycle, Steals Wet Towel

September 17, 2013

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 to you one of the most horrific getting robbed in Barcelona stories I have heard lately… My friend, a petite blonde who has been living...

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Is This A Robbery HQ?

September 9, 2013

We’ve had a few tip-offs about this location on Carrer Portal Nou. Are bagsnatches planned from this first floor apartment?

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Danger on the AP7 – Foreign Vehicles Targetted

November 13, 2012

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 being dangerous for foreign-registered vehicles. Let’s take a sorry tale posted by a mobilehome driver and user of the UK website “Out and About Live“:...

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

October 24, 2012
Foto: burningmax

“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 the prevalence of pickpockets.” So ends the account by ‘Datacenter Dude’ of his visit to Barcelona for a conference aroundabout October 16th, 2012. While in...

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Al Qaeda Use Passports Stolen in Barcelona

October 22, 2012
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 by street thieves to a Barcelona-based group specialising in the sourcing and supply of international identity documents. The group was recently broken-up by Spanish police,...

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Are Things Improving?

October 16, 2012
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 few guys casing their next target and a few other things to ruffle the feathers. But not recently. In fact, it has been weeks if...

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Barcelona’s Bicing Bicycle Burglary

September 7, 2012
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 tweets issued by bicing, the company that runs the service. The three tweets sent on August 27th show that bicing has identified that thieves are...

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