Posts Tagged ‘ placa ’

Robber Holds Bag With Mouth to Make Escape

September 18, 2013
Foto: Chris8800

A contribution arrived in the inbox of Robbed in Barcelona this morning and brought with it a piece of robbery artwork we hadn’t encountered in the past. Read on. Yesterday I saw what I would call a “typical robbery in Barcelona”. Tourists should be aware of these methods, they are so easy to spot…...

Read more »

Photographer’s Camera Ripped from Her Hands in Barcelona

April 20, 2012

Guestpost by Justyna P. 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...

Read more »

Guest Post: Robbed by the Thieves, Failed by the Police

March 15, 2012
Foto: Bert Kaufmann

I was robbed last night while walking home from a club at 3 in the morning. I only realised that I had been robbed the morning after when I woke up at home and could not find my phones or wallet and had an unusual cut on my forehead. I phoned my bank to...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

“Farts de Furts” Video, TV3. Features “Robbed in Barcelona”

February 1, 2012

Catalan broadcaster TV3 produced a documentary (below) entitled “Farts de Furts” (loosely translated, “fed-up with robbery”), first broadcast in May 2010. The documentary includes some shots from our Facebook group “Robbed in Barcelona”, not to be confused with another Facebook group started by Carmen Oko, who is interviewed. The documentary’s emphasis is on police...

Read more »

Exclusive: Barcelona Pickpocket Photos Revealed for the First Time

October 19, 2011

A “Robbed in Barcelona” exclusive. A selection of never-before-seen photos of pick-pocketing incidents in Barcelona. These photos were sent to us this week. The photographer has requested anonymity. The photos were taken approximately two years ago in Calle Princesa and around Jaume I metro area. 1. On Carrer Princesa, on the Picasso Museum side....

Read more »