Posts Tagged ‘ spain ’

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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Guest Post: Parting Wisdom. A Look Back At Eight Years of Crime in Barcelona

September 3, 2012

By Stuart, longtime contributor to Robbed in Barcelona It has been eight years in Barcelona, almost to the day, but I’m off back to Scotland. Not because of the atmosphere and robberies, which I’ll come to soon, but because of the economic situation. It has been fun, though clearly this issue which really needs...

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PickPocketMap, a Review

June 12, 2012

This is the second post in our mini-series of sites set-up to counter pickpocketing in our cities. Yesterday we covered “Robbery Maps“. Today, let’s look at “PickPocketMap“. The website compares other pickpocket hotspots, such as London, Paris, Madrid, Rome and Prague and compares and contrasts them by showing the increase or decrease in reported incidents in...

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Robbery Maps, a Review

June 11, 2012

Robbed in Barcelona took our fight to the internet. We could have learned karate and gone vigilante, but we prefer a good quality psychological battle. Another web initiative that took the battle online...

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Victim Says Hospital Failed Her to Conceal Barcelona’s Shame

April 27, 2012
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Guestpost by Suzanne M. This is my story of how I was mugged and mistreated in Barcelona. I was with two female friends walking back to my hotel after dinner on our second day in town. I wanted to take a taxi but my friend said she was sure the neighborhood was safe. Big mistake....

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Barcelona Victim Publishes Moroccan Criminal Phone Numbers

April 25, 2012
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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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Robbed in Barcelona Features on The Spain Scoop

April 18, 2012
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An article by Julie Sheridan has featured on The Spain Scoop, which was partly-inspired by some of the content on Robbed in Barcelona. Julie’s article  (which can be seen here) is a good one-page overview of all that a visitor needs to be aware of when coming to Barcelona. The Robbed in Barcelona site...

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