2 years ago, a few days before Xmas, I had my wallet stolen from my bag whilst shopping at Mercadona, Playa Arena. I was really angry with myself because I did not have my bag zipped up fully. Luckily no money was stolen as I kept it in a zipped place, but in my wallet with my just renewed residencia, driving licence, credit card, medical card etc were all gone, and I canquote t tell you how many hours of hassle that caused me.
I have just heard that the thieves are at again and three unfortunate people in one day last week lost their purses the same way I did. Ladies KEEP YOU BAGS ZIPPED UP.
Itquote s not just in the Mercadona area where there are problems. A friend of mine had his bum bag stolen whilst enjoying a coffee at one of the bars on the sea front in San Juan, it was clipped to his chair. An even more frightening one, a neighbour of mine woke up through the night to find a burglar in his apartment. Fortunately the burglar jumped back out of the window where he had broken in and ran off without stealing anything or harming the old couple.
How can we protect ourselves and our property?
Even if you do not have a dog buy a large dog bowl and keep it full of water on your terrace. No itquote s not to give the burglar a drink, but burglars are afraid of dogs and he may give your place a miss and rob someone else instead.
I know someone who sets up a trip line, each night made of fishing line and tin cans, very simple, until a stray cat sets it off.
Any more ideas we can share to deter these despicable characters?