Barcelona, Spain: Beware of Professional Pickpockets in Metro who target tourists

Posted on August 15, 2017 • Filed under: Spain, Tourist Robbed, Tourist Warning


Mayka Navarro

It was on January 9, 2013. The head of the criminal court in Barcelona, ​​Rosa Aragonés, condemned that day to SC and CA, Romanians, three months in prison and the prohibition to approach the metro in Barcelona for a period of five years.

The couple were surprised by police after stealing the wallet with 450 euros from a woman, on the stairs of the Sants station. For the first time the prison sentence was accompanied by an order to move away from the place where the condemned people frequently came to steal , not to travel.

Since then, and has rained, the removal orders of pickpockets from their areas of action have become an essential and effective deterrent in the police and judicial battle against multireincidents. Since the last reform of the Penal Code, in July, and at the initiative of the Mossos d’Esquadra, 122 removal orders for pickpockets have been issued in Barcelona. Of these, 36 are still in force, another 36 have been completed and another half a hundred are pending notification. In addition, there are another 400 unresolved reports in which the same measure is requested. Read Full Article



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