Today, the husband contacted the Bulletin, not only to report what happened but also issue a warning to other Britons driving down to Mallorca this year.
“We were a little lost and couldn’t find the correct entrance into the port for our ferry. SO we parked in the street near the terminal offices so my wife could go and ask. I remained standing by our vehicle.
"Suddenly I was approached by a chap asking something and this was clearly a distraction scheme because while I was trying to deal with him, two Louis Vuitton bags were snatched from inside the car. Fortunately, apart from the value of the bags, there was nothing of great value inside.
"But that’s not the point. I was standing right next to our vehicle. Next time I shall lock it, however close I am standing. I just hopes this serves as a warning for any other Britons or anyone else driving down to Mallorca this year and using a ferry from Barcelona, keep your eyes open and don’t get distracted,” he told the Bulletin.
“Well, that’s done, I don’t know if the insurance will cover it but at least we’ve got six months in Mallorca to look forward to.”
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Zoltan TeglasYeh I’ve holidayed several times and stayed there when I worked in that area. I normally stay in the 1898 and have witnessed other residents at its reception that have been pick pocketed, usually at the end of the ramblas. I have my self witness a lady being robbed directly across and down from that hotel near the cigar shop. A lad from the village I live, had an incident one evening near the cable car station, when a couple of guys tried to rob him. Unfortunately for those two Eddie is ex U.K. military and their attempt was unsuccessful. That aside Barcelona is a nice city and worth a visit . You have to be aware ,, that’s the same in most large towns and certainly no worse than London.
David HollandIt's strange as you always hear about all the muggings etc but I've never had any problems in about 25 visits to Barcelona. But I don't look like the type of person a mugger would try and rob so that must help.
Folk getting rolled in Barcelona now there’s a surprise.