Police keeping an eye out in Palma. | Policia Nacional

In a statement issued yesterday, the National Police and Palma police explained that since June officers from the two forces have been working together in order to prevent thefts and minor crimes during the summer season. The joint operation came into effect at the start of the summer, from which time there was an increase in the number of people, especially tourists during shop opening hours.

There are officers on the beat in the city centre and nearby areas as well as on buses and in plainclothes. So far, fifteen people have been arrested for theft.