In this post I am not singling out Quarteira which is a little town I quite like and I realise this is happening world wide..
Yesterday my niece (21) was in Quarteira when she was punched to the ground and her handbag containing 50 Euro stolen. Not, as you would imagine, in a quiet street at 2.30 am but at 3 pm in the afternoon on the sea front in full view of other tourists. These people have no fear.
As she walked along she was approached by a man who stopped her and asked if she wanted to but a Rolex watch. She walked on but was immediately struck from behind. She does not know if it was by the same person or an accomplice. Be warned and be alert.