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Hi, Arrived Benidorm 01/09/12, went to the market next day pushing my wife in her wheelchair, had my wallet in deep front pocket of shorts

& tabbed with velcro, a light shower came on & most were sheltering under stall canopies, my wife & i carried on , stopped at the fruit stall bought some fruit & wallet still in pocket, walked over to the cafe, parked the wife up , walked to the counter & wallet was gone, 4 cops standing there so i told them & all i got was NO SPEAK INGLESE, go to station, i went next morning there is only 1 interperitter & she only works mon --- fri until 2.oo pm, made a statement & that was that.

Tuesday i went to a hardware store & bought 2 small mousetraps set them & slid them into my shorts pockets but no takers so we spent a very careful /on pins 12 days as the thieves are pulling necklaces/chains from peoples necks also slashing straps from handbags. you have to be on yor gaurd at all times, it spoils the hols but if you use your head you will be ok & dont think IT WONT HAPPEN TO ME cos it will if you let it, the amount of brits @ the police station was unbelievable, luggage stolen from transfer coaches, robbed @ hotel reception , attempted theft @ hotel revolving door, hanbag stolen @ hotel front, the list goes on.

BE CAREFUL

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1. Re: theft

so sorry to hear what happened, the same thing happened to us and we thought we were vigilant

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2. Re: theft

Sorry to hear it Richard, it happened to us in may.

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10. Re: theft

It all boils down to being careful and taking just the cash you think you are going to need. You can always go back to your hotel/apartments for more!

I'm so sorry you were robbed Richard but glad it hasn't put you off Benidorm!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the police need to come down harder on those scum!

Edited: 14 September 2012, 07:44
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