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Theft from locked villa - no visible forced entry

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Theft from locked villa - no visible forced entry

Hi

We have just returned from an otherwise delightful week at a villa in the Sa Serra area 3km SE of San Antonio.

Our villa was completely locked up but valuables were stolen from the property and then the doors locked up again!

Anyone heard of such a thing before? Are there many "inside" jobs? We are baffled.

Thanks for any help.

Ian
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1. Re: Theft from locked villa - no visible forced entry

yes this is not an uncommon situation.

Who did you book with and what was there reaction, any site security.

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2. Re: Theft from locked villa - no visible forced entry

Thanks for your response. It was via homeaway.co.uk: property number 1000300. Have you herd of this happening in Ibiza?

No response yet. I am assuming the standard no responsibility and liability reply.

Ian
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3. Re: Theft from locked villa - no visible forced entry

Yes I have heard of this happening in Ibiza, was quite a lot reported on this site last year.

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4. Re: Theft from locked villa - no visible forced entry

Did you report this to the police and get a crime number to claim on your insurance ? I know this doesn`t help with how you feel or replace things, (having been burgled in Mallorca ), but it may give you more leverage with the company you booked with.

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5. Re: Theft from locked villa - no visible forced entry

Thanks Ian. What were the likely methods of entry suggested then? Any theories?

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6. Re: Theft from locked villa - no visible forced entry

Yes we got a crime number from San Antoni police. Still baffled how this cold happen - locking the door after the theft!!

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7. Re: Theft from locked villa - no visible forced entry

Just a thought , key to lock doors or key pad ? Our break in was forced entry but restaurant staff told us basic codes well known . Police said sacked and disgruntled cleaners / maintenance staff could have copies of keys,and locking behind them would then throw suspicion on current employees.

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8. Re: Theft from locked villa - no visible forced entry

keys are the issue with some of these villa break ins on the Island. Some agents have lax security measures with regard to villa keys and copies can be easily made. Gypsies and other gangs are also responsible for break ins and only recently a person was arrested on suspicion of a large number of villa robberies after a number of stolen items were found when police raided his house. It is a problem on the Island at the moment and more random than targeted.

Danny

dannykayibiza.blogspot.ie

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