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The National Police arrest two women for robbing tourists in Benidorm

The National Police arrest two women for robbing tourists in Benidorm The arrested women traveled daily from Alicante to Benidorm primarily just to steal, specifically off elderly foreigners through the “piquero” method, which consists of subtracting wallets and purses using just two fingers normally without the owners of the stolen items even being aware of what is happening.…
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Secret Symbols the burglars use

Secret Symbols the burglars use The secret symbols indicate whether a home offers rich pickings, has already been burgled or, more disturbingly, is occupied by a vulnerable female. These are the most commonly found symbols to help residents stay one step ahead. “Knowledge is power. “We do not want to alarm people, only inform them.” As…
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Children in Bars – The Law

TAKING YOUR CHILDREN INTO THE BARS – The Laws We are always being asked about children in bars here in Benidorm are they allowed? This is what the Spanish Law says……. Spanish law defines anyone under 18 to be a minor. Any unaccompanied minors that come to the attention of the Spanish authorities (for whatever…
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Kirsty Maxwell – Updates

Kirsty Maxwell Updates Kirsty Maxwell’s young life ended tragically when she died in suspicious, unexplained circumstances whilst on holiday in Benidorm, Spain on 29th April 2017. Any information that may be helpful can be given via this confidential number: 07376 040519 (from the UK) +44 737 604 0519 (international) 31st January 2019 – Update from…
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LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT – WHAT TO DO

LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT – WHAT TO DO Updated January 2019 If you are a British national and your UK passport has been lost, stolen or expired while you are abroad you can use an emergency travel document also known as ‘an emergency passport’ to leave the country you are in and return back to…
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Benidorm Bouncers

Benidorm Bouncers Over the last few years the Door Security here in Benidorm have had a lot of bad press, both here in Spain and in the UK tabloids (which never seem to have anything good to say about Benidorm anyway) and recently several videos have gone viral causing a very public outcry for more…
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National Police arrest 4 people in Benidorm for stealing at knife point

National Police arrest 4 people in Benidorm for stealing at knife point The National Police have arrested four people in Benidorm, three of them minors, accused of committing three robberies with violence and intimidation with a knife. Source  – read the original story in Spanish here – www.diarioinformacion.com Some information may be lost in translation. Those arrested…
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The Pea/Potato Men

The Pea/Potato Men WARNING – THE BENIDORM PEA MEN. DO NOT stop, as enticing as it seems with all the cheering and clapping. The majority of the so called spectators are actually members of the gang trying to lure you to stop and take part. They will wave a 20€ or even 50€ note saying…
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ATM Scam

Guardia Civil warn of new ATM scam Many thieves have specialized in the so-called “false front”, which consists of a simulation of the cashier equipped with cameras to capture the key of the card . This is why it is also recommended to check that there is no evidence of tampering. Of course this also applies all over the…
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Guardia Civil dismantle a criminal organisation that distributed drugs to order in Benidorm

The Guardia Civil dismantled a criminal organisation based in the Vega Baja that distributed drugs to order in Benidorm. The four detainees, all British nationals aged between 31 and 64, and the fifth, wanted on an international warrant, have been remanded in custody pending trial by the courts in Torrevieja. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com – original news article…
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Police raid venues to cut down on Illegal La Liga Football Matches

Police raid venues to cut down on Illegal TV, particularly the pirating of La Liga Football Matches. Nearly 300 establishments, mostly bars, but also betting shops, were inspected earlier this week, (Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th Dec) throughout the Valencian Region in a operation against the “piracy of the television signals” particularly football broadcasts of La Liga Española,…
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Prostitution in Spain – The Law

Prostitution in Spain – The Law It is quite often a shock to see the ladies of the night openly plying their trade in full public view, but here in Spain, prostitution isn’t illegal, but nor is it legal, basically prostitution is unregulated and the police in many areas are powerless to do anything, other…
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Five arrested in Alicante and Elche for distributing fake two euro coins

Five arrested in Alicante and Elche for distributing fake coins of two euros Learn how to tell the difference between real and fake euro notes/coins and what to do if you receive any HERE Story source – www.diarioinformacion.com.  This article is translated from Spanish so some information may be slightly lost in translation. The National Police…
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ARRESTED – THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED ON JULY 14th 2018

ARRESTED THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING INCIDENT THAT  OCCURRED ON JULY 14TH ON THE AVENIDA MALLORCA The National Police  have detained the main person in charge of a criminal organization dedicated to extortion and account adjustments, the detainee was allegedly involved in a shooting in Benidorm in which three people were injured by bullets The…
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Four arrested for defrauding 53,000 euros from customers in a Benidorm Strip Club

Four arrested for defrauding 53,000 euros from customers in a Benidorm Strip Club Source – www.diarioinformacion.com.  Story translated from Spanish so some information may be lost in translation The National Police have arrested four people accused of defrauding more than 53,000 euros from customers, over twenty customers are thought to have been defrauded by the strip club…
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Local Police arrest Benidorm store owner for drug trafficking

Local Police arrest Benidorm store owner for drug trafficking Story translated from Spanish Newspaper www.diarioinformacion.com so some information may be slightly lost in translation. The Local Police and the drug detection dog unit searched three establishments on Calle Gerona and in one of them found a drum with a double bottom in which narcotic substances where found.…
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Stay Safe in Benidorm

HOW TO STAY SAFE IN BENIDORM We often hear horror stories of people who have been robbed, conned or violated in some manner while on Holiday in Benidorm.  There are even those who set out to promote these stories in the claim they are trying to help.  In reality they are frightening people and misleading…
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Reinforcement of security in leisure areas of Benidorm generates five detainees

The reinforcement of security in leisure areas of Benidorm generates five detainees The operation coordinated by National Police and Local Police ends with a hundred identifications – 40 Benidorm national and municipal police undertake a joint stop and question “in street” operation.  100 people were spoken to, 5 detained. one for theft, one for fraud, one…
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Illegal Gambling in Benidorm Bar

 Illegal gambling in Benidorm Bar 21st October 2018 – The local police uncover this illegal activity after detecting a man who left the premises with money and papers. An illegal gambling house located inside a pub has been dismantled by the Local Police of Benidorm, which has intervened about 1,500 euros and five TV screens. According…
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Crime in Benidorm

Crime in Benidorm Crime happens here in Benidorm the same as it does everywhere in the world, but it can have even more of an impact when people are on holiday, make sure you are fully insured to help lessen any financial losses. You will find all the information you need on any aspect of…
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Airport Scams – Avoid these top 10

Stay safe while travelling and Avoid these Top 10 Airport  Scams. Information Issued and provided by the Airport Authority in Majorca intended for all travellers to Spain or abroad The article and data below is not designed to scare anyone just to make people are aware and avoid these scams. 1. The airport security scam…
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Europe’s Most Wanted

We have been asked by the National Police to share these photos, if you think you have seen any of the people listed below please call 112 immediately. Updated, 14th May 2018 For more information on all the people below – https://eumostwanted.eu/ 50 years Arson, Murder, grievous bodily injury BURRELI, Aleks 37 years Murder, grievous bodily…
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S.A.T.E ASSISTANCE IN BENIDORM

S.A.T.E ASSISTANCE IN BENIDORM WHAT IS S.A.T.E S.A.T.E stands for “El Servicio de Atencion al Turista Extranjero”, which roughly translates to Foreign Tourist Assistance Office.  Visitors that use this office will be attended to in English, French, German or Russian.  The Foreign Tourist Assistance Service is a police department whose role is to offer foreign…
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The Camera Shop Scam

This scam is run by small teams of con-artists (usually three Asian men). They operate out of respectable looking camera shops all around Benidorm.  We have been aware of this scam for a long time but one of our Benidorm Seriously Members became a victim a couple of weeks ago.  The shop our member used…
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