Posts Tagged ‘ grab ’

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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If this video was shot in Barcelona there’d be no motorcycle bag-snatching.

February 13, 2012

In some cultures, this is how they deal with a motorcycle bag-snatcher. In Barcelona, the locals do nothing. Have patience with the video, it’s worth the wait. (We’re curious how many people we can send to this video. At the time we found it (led by Frederico Lacerda), there had only been 154 views.)...

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Guest Post: “The Unmistakable Screams of the Freshly Robbed.”

December 28, 2011
Foto: Antonio García Rodríguez

The following is the first-hand account of a robbery in Barcelona in 2001 – yes, they were doing it back then too – this time the guy decided to do something about it. Enjoy! today i saw a bag snatching happened about 20/30 yards in front of me 2 guys on a motorbike the...

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New Barcelona Robbery Technique: “The Free Hugger”

December 27, 2011

As first reported by “Corporate Travel Safety” over here, there’s a new technique in play* on Las Ramblas and the surrounding streets. We’re going to give it a nifty title: “The Free Hugger.” (Thanks to Donal for telling us about it.) (* Yeah, yeah, we know you’ll all come on here now and say you’ve...

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Smash and Grab in Barceloneta, A Local Perspective

September 2, 2011
Barceloneta. Foto: Pearl Glow

A local businessperson from Barceloneta (the beach side district in Barcelona) who deals with tourists on a daily basis has been in contact with Robbed in Barcelona via our Facebook group. She wishes to remain anonymous, but felt she had to speak out to tell others about the smash-and-grab incidents she encounters and witnesses...

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US Military Staffer Robbed in Barcelona

September 1, 2011
Barcelona Metro. Foto: Hector Milla

A member of the United States military stationed in Belgium has informed “Robbed in Barcelona” how he was relieved of his US$500 camera on Barcelona’s metro system. To make matters worse, it was the day of his birthday. The incident took place in the first week of August. He and his family were traveling...

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