Posts Tagged ‘ mobile ’

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

November 15, 2012
Foto: chris8800

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 handy drop-off point where bags can be deposited for assessment or later collection. (Barceloneta, the district, constantly features here on “Robbed in Barcelona”.) Our contributor picks...

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Barcelona Victim Publishes Moroccan Criminal Phone Numbers

April 25, 2012
Foto: Chris8800

Guestpost by Eli. I am saddened to read about all the bad experiences on this site, but heartened to see that people are not browbeaten by these scumbags. I, too, was robbed of my bag recently. Having first approached a policeman on a moped who just shrugged and drove off, I was advised by...

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Why Do Barcelona’s Thieves Love Mobile Phones So Much? #mwc12 #mwc2012

February 26, 2012
Foto: Iglesia Pilarin

There’s money in them there mobiles: For manufacturers, for network providers, for content providers, and for the thieves who snatch the handsets and sell them on. Today’s cellphones, unlike the bricks of old, are typically worth a lot on the black market – moreso the types of phones carried by Mobile World Congress delegates...

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Mobile World Congress Special: Incidents of Mobile Device Theft in Barcelona, Documented on Flickr #mwc2012 #mwc12

February 23, 2012

A Mobile World Congress special. Ten photos found on Flickr taken by people or of people who had mobile equipment stolen or attempted stolen in Barcelona. Captions underneath each of the photos below are written by the victim or the photographer. Above photo by Rene Passet, here.   Above photo by Larry Cornett, here.   Above...

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Barcelona’s Pickpockets Will Target Mobile World Congress Attendees. 10 Essential Tips. #mwc2012

February 20, 2012
Foto by: DailyM - Differentieel - JeeeM

Delegates, welcome to this wonderful city. Watch your pockets! Barcelona is an incredible city and a perfect choice for conferences. It has just one flaw, an epidemic of pickpocketing mainly focused on tourists and visitors to the city. By following a few simple guidelines you can greatly reduce the possibility of a nasty incident...

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They Can Act Deaf, But Don’t You Act Dumb

February 17, 2012

We’ve held back on this story since mid-December 2011. We don’t want to be cruel. Undoubtedly there are people who are deaf who find it hard to get work. Undoubtedly there are people who ask for money because they’re deaf because they are genuinely in need. However, it has become evident of late that there...

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Video Cameraman Pursues Thief from Metro onto the Streets of Barcelona

February 15, 2012

The guy in red steals a mobile from the pocket of the guy lying down. The well-dressed woman realises what he has done. For those in doubt, the word “ladron” means “thief”. Theft aside, it’s quite a funny clip, kudos to our cameraman who ran in chase. The cameraman threatens the thief with an upload...

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