I have just returned from two weeks holiday in Puerto Pollensa during which time my husband and I visited Pollensa market. Being very aware of the possibility of pickpockets operating in this area we were extra vigilant.

However, the problem was not the market, but the bus stop at the bottom of the square where we took the bus back to the port.
On Sunday 10th June, my husband had his camera stolen and on 17thJune, his wallet was stolen.
We are certain that both the camera and wallet were stolen as we were boarding the bus as both had been used moments before from his trouser pocket with a button fastening.

Another passenger's wallet was also stolen at the bus stop on the 17th June.
Both of these instances were reported to the police by telephone.
We have visited the island for 25 years and have never had any problems until this year when we travelled on public transport.
I am writing in the hope that there may be some way people can be made aware of the problem with pickpockets when boarding buses.
On both occasions, I noticed young men of Eastern European appearance mixing with the passengers.
Sadly, it has left us with unpleasant memories of our holiday. Hopefully some way of warning visitors can be found.
We will of course continue to visit Pollensa for holidays and hope that our experience will not be repeated and people's belongings will be safe.
Pamela Siddle

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